Tech Nova is conducting an ongoing investigation into the current Ghanaian dating scene.
There were initially only 49 respondents to the survey, but some trends can already be identified from the preliminary data. The respondents were a mixture of males and females, aged between 25 and 31.
The section of the survey that covers dating apps reveals that Ghanaian singles are wary about using them. They appear to be cautious when it comes to meeting new people, as only 25% of them admitted to going on a blind date before.
46% of people revealed they had used Tinder before, but 81% of them said that, on some level, they didn’t trust dating apps.
Tech Nova explained: “Most profiles on dating apps in Ghana are ‘suspicious’ in general and so it wasn’t too surprising that most respondents said they don’t trust dating apps. Some respondents left comments saying that some profiles on dating apps only wanted to ‘fool around’.”
In contrast to this, 43% know someone who has met their partner through social media. This shows that, while dating apps are not that popular, using other online dating methods is a more trusted way of finding a relationship.
Therefore, it is reasonable to believe that Facebook Dating could find a large audience in Ghana and potentially other areas in Western Africa.
Tech Nova is looking for people living in Ghana to take part in the study. Read more and complete the survey here.