After being launched in London last month, dating application Hinge will now be available to smartphone users in India. Targetted at professionals between 26-36 year old, the app will initially focus at making inroads in the metros. “We are the Facebook of online dating services. India is the second-largest market for Facebook after the US. Also, with a rise in number of smartphone users and growing access to internet, we believe this is the apt time to enter the Indian market,” said Justin McLeod, CEO, Hinge.
The dating application, which has so far raised $20 million, is also open for a strategic partnership in India. “While we do not plan to raise any more funds at the moment, we are looking at regional partnership that would help in building our app’s presence in the country,” added McLeod.
Hinge, which uses Facebook to help match a person’s profile with friends displays details such as name, workplace, education, etc.