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ZRP Discourages Online Dating After Rape Case

Zimbabwe Republic Police has a Twitter account which is notorious for sharing random tweets like the one below: Anyway, the latest update from the local police force focuses on online dating and why you shouldn’t participate in it at all (at least according to the ZRP): A 29 year old woman was raped after she […]


Tinder Lite Now Available, Allowing Less Fancy Devices To Try Out Online Dating

Back in May, the CEO of Match (who own Tinder) said the following: Tinder Lite will be a smaller app to download. It will take less space on your phone, making Tinder more effective, even in more remote areas or regions. And keep in mind, these are regions where data usage still comes at a […]


Dating On A Budget: Tinder Lite Coming Soon

Tinder is a pretty interesting application. I used it briefly and during the time I used it, I found it quite fascinating as it was the first time I had tried an online dating service. I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people using it and I always had a laugh when I would […]


Facebook Begins Internal Testing Of Their Dating Feature And There’s Five Genders To Choose From

In late April when Mark Zuckerberg spilled the beans on Facebook’s upcoming dating feature, he took a dig at other dating services which promote casual relationships. At the time he said: This is going to be for building real, long-term relationships — not just hook-ups. At the time this was considered to be just another […]


Online Dating Could Take Off In Zimbabwe As Facebook Will Soon Have A Dating Feature

Facebook was hosting their annual conference, F8 today and they are adding a number of new features, most interesting of these will be the dating feature that is coming soon. How will this work? Well, Zuckerburg took a veiled shot at Tinder and similar dating services which are aimed at more casual hook-ups as he […]


Online dating in a world that has chat bots that really sound like humans

This is a different world from that lived by our grandparents or our parents in their childhood either. People no longer expect to only meet their soul mates at church or such and definitely not at the well. There are now several places to ‘hook up’ or to meet and build strong relationships. These places […]


Online dating app Tinder now makes you pay to be noticed first, shows you how to make money from a dating service

Tinder, the online dating service/app, has found a great way to monetize its service, you now pay to get noticed first. Firstly, for those who have never heard of Tinder, it’s an online dating app. Tinder uses your current GPS location to match you with potential suitors who you share common interests with. The application uses […]


Time for a dating app in Zimbabwe

Whenever I engage Zimbabweans on the issue of trying to find love using virtual means, a version of one argument always comes up: dating sites in the traditional sense are not necessary in Zimbabwe. That’s not necessarily true and here’s what can be done to prove it.