At that time, we were just friends before exchanging our phone numbers,” said local celebrity, 21 year-old local celebrity Erin Malek, who shared how she met her future husband with a local online entertainment news site.Ahmad Zahid Baharuddin or Zahid, a DJ for the local radio station, Era, also publicly declared that he knew his wife Sarah Julifa Isa via social media, Twitter.Dating apps on the other hand, offer the additional flexibility and freedom of mobile features, easily portable to follow you everywhere and additional features such as location-based GPS to find suitable mates nearby, without having to scroll through pages of profiles and lengthy messages of traditional dating sites A simple finger touch on your smartphone screen allows you to signal your interest, chat, disclose your location and decide if you want to take the next step, to go on a date - all done without the fear and awkwardness of face to face interaction that one experiences in a club or social gathering.

Tinder follows a very simple principle; ‘hot or not’.

Basically all you have to do is approve or reject people in your area only based on their pictures by swiping to the left for ‘No’ or right for ‘Yes’.

Hundreds of criteria will be automatically checked to ensure you find your Expatriate soulmate.

After the quick and free registration process, you will have the opportunity to take a few tests to allow our high-tech system to find the Expatriate singles in your area who match your needs, among a million members database.

talked to Faiz Sobri, a 23-year old journalist who uses Tinder and shares with us his experiences of using dating apps.

“I would say most urban people know about Tinder compared to those who live outside urban areas.Depending on how you use it, you could find ‘the one’ or just as easily locate a one night stand.The popular US-based international dating app, Tinder, is also known as the Mc Donald’s of sex.When we talk about dating and social media sites, we associate them more with traditional desktop online dating which has really established its presence in the last 15 to 20 years.A Pew Research Centre study on ‘Dating and Mating in the Digital Age’ conducted last year revealed that 66% of online daters had actually gone on a date with someone they met online with 23% of them having entered into marriage or a long term relationship after meeting through these sites.However, many of these apps still use Facebook as their ‘home base’ whereby users usually sign in through Facebook to reduce the probability of fake profiles.