With the seismic explosion of dating apps-worldwide and in India-200,000 years of human history stand poised to solve the mystery of that elusive and essential emotion, this thing called love. If love is humanity's oldest question, what makes the heart go pit-a-pat in the second decade of the 21st century is a device that can fit into your pocket, connect to the wonderful World Wide Web through a bit of disruptive technology called mobile internet, download a myriad of computer programs-apps or applications-deliver a wealth of real-time services, depending on where you are and what you want: say, hail a taxi, shop online and, yes, match you to a partner of your choice. The index finger automatically positions itself, to do the best thing it has ever done: swiping the screen-left, right, up, down. They had a great idea and they wanted to turn it into a business. Everybody and their partner somewhere out there having fun. That hour when the mobile phone is one's best friend. The boys in the group add just one more adjective: "Pleasant."VIRTUAL BEST FRIENDSOne fine day in 2013, three friends-Sachin Bhatia, Hitesh Dhingra and Rahul Kumar-sat in a cafe in Delhi, racking their brains.Exactly around that time, 2,000 km away in Bangalore, serial entrepreneur Sumesh Menon was burning the midnight oil.He and his team were trying to solve a very human puzzle: how does one find a person one wants to spend one's life with in the always-connected-yet-isolated lifestyle of urban India?
A SEISMIC EXPLOSIONThe business of love is exploding.
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We are now friends." Do their parents know about their experiment with dating apps? "What happens to the shared comfort of caste, class, religion, culture and language if generation-next happily meets, greets and does more with complete strangers," says Ranjana Kumari, director of the Centre for Social Research, Delhi, who has studied 3,200 matrimonial ads published since the 1960s.
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Who knows, of the billions of strangers out there, one swipe might just lead to that chance meeting of true love. "We had in mind a matchmaking platform, a virtual best friend who would always have someone great to introduce you to, no baggage of caste, or religion, no neighbourhood busybody, no slinking around nooks and alleys in search of privacy." They had experience: Bhatia was co-founder of online travel company, Make My Trip, Dhingra of electronics e-tail venture, Letsbuy, and Kumar, as a product manager for tech companies.