A new dating app is looking to help single, educated
Meri Jaan, which translates to “My Love” in Hindi, is a new location-based service for individuals who are tired of the usual arranged marriage
The app was founded by Darren Haroon, a pharmacist with a well-rounded knowledge and experience of the dating industry, after noticing that Generation Y were starting to break the trend of letting their parents have control over their love lives.
Haroon told GDI: “The rise of the
“Gen Y are becoming more self sufficient and less reliant on their parents, which allows them to do what they like and choose whom they date and
“Especially outside of
How Meri Jaan app works
The Melbourne-based platform works by searching through its database of verified profiles to find suitable matches for each of its users.
After joining the app, users can browse through suggestions, signifying their interest in another profile by sending them a “Heart”.
And like most popular dating apps, if the other person shows a mutual interest, both users will be connected and will have the chance to talk through the app’s chat feature.
The Meri Jaan app uses geo-location technology to put its users in touch will other professionals in their vicinity, and will send users instant notifications when they receive matches and likes.
When asked about why he wanted the app to specifically cater to Indian professionals, Haroon said: “Online dating has made it
“Especially within the
In order to deal with fake profiles, Meri Jaan employs moderators to screen and vet all sign-ups to the app.
The Meri Jaan app is now available for both Android and iOS devices worldwide, having recently launched on the App Store.
At the moment, the app is free to download, but its developers are now in the final stages of setting up a paid subscription service.
According to Haroon, Meri Jaan’s target markets are the UK, United States, Canada, and the Asia Pacific regions.
Find out more about the app on its official site.