" The Indian youth are aware of the dangers and dichotomy of their new exciting game. My parents don't know," says Anusha Nayar, a 24-year-old PR professional from Chennai, who has recently shifted out of Delhi. "And even if many of them don't marry but just mingle with the other sex, or ultimately follow the tried-and-tested route of arranged marriage, what happens to the precious ideas of virginity and chastity?

And an explosion of identity-defining hashtags: #voracious gourmand, #animal lover, #sports nut, #whiskey connoisseur, #health freak, #party hopper, #avid reader. ' although he himself is there." But 'judgement' works the other way too.

"My brother's friend saw me on a dating app and he called me to say, 'How can you join a dating app?

But I find a lot of men here think it's casual hook-up..

Although a lot of girls share profiles of men with friends and keep them informed about who they are dating and where. Single and new to a city, she has taken to dating apps to perk up her social life. Hanging out is just on the basis of physical attraction, either as Friends With Benefits or for casual sex. "In the West, dating means a romantic plan with another person or maybe courtship.

A SEISMIC EXPLOSIONThe business of love is exploding.

With the seismic explosion of dating apps-worldwide and in India-200,000 years of human history stand poised to solve the mystery of that elusive and essential emotion, this thing called love. He: I was also the carom king of my college :)She: Ha ha (number)How do I love thee? I love thee to the level of every day's most quiet need. And that amounts to a roughly billion worldwide market. And India is among its top five growing markets, the largest in Asia, attracting over 14 million swipes each day from young, savvy 19- to 25-year-old Indians, according to Taru Kapoor, India head, Tinder Inc. Nearly six per cent of web users currently use a dating app, according to research firm Global Web Index.Sign up for things that interest you and bring a friend along (or fly solo).You can flirt anywhere, but it's a little easier when you know you have a shared interest with a guy. No girl takes a boyfriend to meet her parents unless she is sure that the relationship is serious. "Of course," the Delhi students chime together: Dating is when you are romantically inclined but there's no commitment. "Everybody, especially men, misunderstand the word dating," says Anusha.