Start Dating sites zw

Dating sites zw

At last year’s ZOL Startup Challenge one of the finalists was also an internet dating service startup called Ndeipi.

The market needs a game changer Yesterday Techtrends from neighbouring Zambia ran an article on how one of the mobile networks, MTN, launched an online dating service called Rate’n Date.

Without venturing into how it works, the remarkable thing is how a mobile network has such a service (which by the way doesn’t look like its owned by MTN) on its platform. Perhaps one of these dating services could work with one of the country’s mobile networks which would enhance the visibility of the service and legitimise it in the face of skeptics (an tag is supposed to do wonders, remember car tracking and health?

) All this is subject to a lot of considerations, most of which include legislation on social media.

These haven’t even been tackled on a national front.

Whenever I engage Zimbabweans on the issue of trying to find love using virtual means, a version of one argument always comes up: dating sites in the traditional sense are not necessary in Zimbabwe.

Young people and middle-aged singles, the argument goes on, actually use social media to hook up with those they like.

Although it has blossomed as huge industry in its own right we still haven’t seen it gain as much acceptance on the local market.

So why is it internet dating in Zimbabwe hasn’t become a huge deal?

Do you think internet dating will ever catch on in Zimbabwe?

Is the market ever going to accept anything other than traditional courtship and socialising?

In actual fact now would be the best time for an online dating service to go mainstream in Zimbabwe. As far as target markets are concerned Zimbabwe is primed for dating services.