Online dating through applications are location based mobile applications created to make communication easier for people who want to meet, flirt, chat, and potentially get romantically involved.
This is a form of mobile dating or online dating specifically for smartphone users.
In 2005, only 10% of 18-24 year olds reported to have used online dating services; this number increased to over 27% of this population.
Online dating applications target a young demographic group.
Whereas before, people had very little exposure to online dating, today almost 50% of people know of someone who use the services or has met their loved one through the service.
The app also has a offline date-guarantee program for premium subscribers.
In the event that the member does not manage to score an actual date after three months of following the program's guidelines, Paktor will provide the member with a further three months of subscription for free. Serial dating-app user, Matthew Ali (not his real name), shared that he has not gotten much luck on Paktor and prefers Tinder.