Conservative Tinder Alternatives Bloom in Asia
Southeast Asia has cooked up its own remedy to the ubiquitous app’s aggressive hookup culture and the so-called “dating apocalypse” that’s devastating love-starved millennials. The answer: less is more. Here, where one-night-stand apps plucked from the West are shunned, conservative dating apps like Noonswoon and Peekawoo reign supreme in the region’s Muslim and Buddhist heartlands. And they’re homegrown, too — from Thailand to the Philippines — with features like group dates, arranged chaperones and one-match-a-day platforms that are designed to make swiping right feel less wrong.