they look for a virtual romance to liven up the boredom
It has been revealed that more than one million Indians are having “virtual” extramarital affairs. The statistic comes amid the ongoing lockdown in the country.
Extramarital dating app Gleeden said that it passed the one million mark on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The app has been seeing a steady increase in traffic over the past two months. During March and April, it recorded a 166% increase in subscriptions compared to January and February 2020.
According to Gleeden, the increase in user base has witnessed a huge surge in female users on the platform.
In India, the men to women ratio now stands at 36:64. This brings the Indian community close to the figures seen in Europe.
Many of the new users are from big metropolitan areas, with Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi leading the way.
They are young professionals, educated and they look for a virtual romance to liven up the boredom during the lockdown, especially women that tick “virtual affair” as their primary choice of an extramarital relationship.
At the same time, Gleeden also conducted a survey across cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad to study customer behaviour amid the lockdown.
The study was conducted from March 28 to May 5 and involved 1,500 people.
It revealed that 64.6% of people think sex is extremely important in a marriage/relationship while 28.7% of people said sex is an important part of a relationship.
Only 5.3% voted for sex being somewhat important while less than 2% said that sex is not that important or not at all important in their relationship or marriage.
The study revealed that 48.1% of people think that it is possible to be in love with two different people at the same time.
However, 44.5% are against it and 7.1% of people cannot clear their stand on the question.
Out of the total voters, 49.9% were women while 50.1% were men.
Gleeden is a dating app which was created by a group of French women who wanted to escape their monogamous marriages for a while. As a result, they created Gleeden for similar-minded married people.
It acts as a 100% women-friendly dating service. Not only does a female team run it, but, married women can even sign up for free. Men have to pay but through a flexible credit system that caters to their needs.
The site is available both on desktops and mobile devices. It provides various features to make user experiences feel more personalised and secure. One feature enables anonymity to protect married peoples’ identities.
The app made its way to India in 2017.