UAE Continues To Block Dating Sites, But Allows Tinder!

MARK BROOKS – Oct 18 – It’s no secret that the UAE blocks dating sites. I’m in Dubai for a few days and I thought I’d check the top ten dating sites in the USA according to Experian for September 2018. Here’s the results so you can see who’s blocked, and who’s not.

    1 POF – blocked 
    2 Match.com – blocked 
    3 Zoosk – blocked 
    4 OkCupid – blocked 
    5 Adam4Adam – blocked 
    6 OurTime – blocked 
    7 SPDate.com – blocked 
    8 Badoo – blocked 
    9 Tinder – wow, Tinder is available and not blocked! 
    10 AshleyMadison – blocked

I also checked Matrimony and Shaadi and they’re both open and available. UAE doesn’t allow Internet dating but it does allow select matrimonial services. So how does Tinder make the cut? Does anyone have any insight on this?

and here’s the rest of the list from Experian.

    11 SeekingArrangement – blocked 
    12 Manhunt – blocked 
    13 FarmersOnly – blocked 
    14 eHarmony – blocked 
    15 BlackPeopleMeet – blocked 
    16 Alt.com – blocked 
    17 Flirt.com – blocked 
    18 Mingle2 – blocked 
    19 SeniorPeopleMeet.com – blocked

I believe, expats who are on foreign app stores, i.e. USA, can get access to apps however. – Mark Brooks

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