When the first of the dating apps, Tinder, came to India in 2013, whether people would take to it at all was the question. In a country where matrimonial websites took centrestage, a primarily-hookup-oriented app seemed like a bit of a business risk.

Today, though, Tinder is the top application people pay for in India, followed by popular streaming app Netflix.

Size of Indian dating sector

Statista research shows revenue in the Indian online dating market will grow from $54 million to $76 million between 2019 and 2023

The dating market has grown massively to over twenty apps in the last six years.