In fact, a catchy new jingle has giggly girls urging you “to go boy-browsing with your new bestie”.If the girls sound sassy, sexy and 20-something, it is not a coincidence.The apps are practically her only way of connecting with interesting guys. And I don't have any other single (read, eligible) friends,” she points out.While Supriya hopes for marriage and not mere flings, on her profile she states that she is open to meeting men four years younger or older.That he would be quite old himself for a 35-year-old be damned.And never mind that modern medical advances now make it possible for women who are 40-plus (even 60-plus) to easily bear children (if they want to).Does this mean that even in an era of mushrooming dating apps, elite matrimonial websites, and singles-only networks, when it comes to marriage or “settling down” as we so quaintly term it, age matters? To find out, I asked some random friends and their friends — single, eligible men and women in the 29 to 40-plus age group.
Jayapal, meanwhile, is in a relationship at the moment. So I'd rather take my chances and go the old-fashioned way and hope to meet someone. And while apps may help with dating and more, these don't really make a difference when it comes to marriage.
It is entirely your call if you want to engage in a conversation — or more,” she points out. I asked Vikram Venkat (*), a media professional in his 40s who readily admitted that he is lonely.
He has just moved into a new city on work, and has no social life or circle there.
Hookups versus Happiness Saina Jayapal, (36) an independent public relations consultant and food photographer, also has many women friends who use the apps.
“The apps do help my gal pals hook up with random guys, but trust me, all of them are, in reality, looking for that elusive thing called happiness,” she says.