In India, dating apps and websites don’t seem to be a big deal.
But some people don’t want to give up their privacy for the sake of social interaction.
India’s national media has been full of stories of people who have been sexually harassed, even though they never met each other.
It’s a huge problem that has been plaguing the country for a long time, but now it’s getting a bit of a national spotlight.
In the last few years, dating sites and apps have been the focus of a growing number of stories.
A man in New York was banned from using a dating app after being accused of posting explicit pictures of himself and using his wife as a sex slave.
In September, a man was arrested in Thailand after a man posted an explicit picture of himself on his Tinder profile.
And in January, India became the first country to make it illegal for a man to use a dating website without his wife’s consent.
India is also facing growing complaints of sexual harassment and stalking.
So what’s going on?
Dating apps and sites are becoming popular because there are so many people searching for love in the age of social media.
According to a 2017 study by the National Commission for Women, there were nearly 30 million Indians using dating apps at the end of 2017.
That’s a lot of people searching online for love.
And India has been the epicenter of this boom.
While the country had only about 20 million people in the year 2017, India’s population increased by almost 300 million.
India has about 2.5 billion people.
It has the third largest economy in the world behind China and the United States.
It also has the highest number of divorces in the developed world.
Dating is also an important part of a person’s social life.
In 2016, about 40 percent of the population had a Facebook account, according to a report by the India Institute of Development Studies.
Dating apps have made dating more accessible for the masses.
But these apps and apps are also becoming a bit risky.
According for instance, a study released in March 2017 by the University of Pennsylvania found that dating apps can be dangerous.
“This is a real concern because there is no data available on the extent of misuse or abuse of dating apps,” said Gopalakrishnan, a senior research fellow at the Center for Research on Civic Engagement at the University.
There are a lot more apps and platforms that are not as popular and are also not regulated in India.
A few years ago, there was one app that was being used for about 1 million Indians.
But the app was banned for a while because of its content.
Now it’s back and it has been linked to several cases of sexual assault.
Some people are using Tinder to find love online.
But others are using it to get rid of unwanted and abusive relationships.
This article is part of the Global Voices series.
The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial stance.