Datingbuzz zimbabwe

04-Aug-2016 21:20

Mixing things up, especially along racial lines, might be a difficult thing to pull off but it will be worth the shot.

Zimbabwean social media, except a little bit on Twitter, hardly reflects the country’s diversity to the fullest.

Whats App, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are supposed to have supplanted traditional online dating platforms.

I have two things to say to those who advance this argument: That said, people approach dating sites differently.

The innovator who will finally create the dating app that takes off in Zimbabwe will cater to, and attract, people from all cultural backgrounds. That is simply how Zimbabweans are browsing the web.

As as user of a dating site I am aware of the fact that everyone I see on the site – every profile I check out – belongs to someone who is also searching. It’s not only youths who are priming the demographics towards entrepreneurship around dating, but middle-agers too are part of the mix, as they comprise what is surprisingly the most active group on Facebook.

Whenever I engage Zimbabweans on the issue of trying to find love using virtual means, a version of one argument always comes up: dating sites in the traditional sense are not necessary in Zimbabwe.Young people and middle-aged singles, the argument goes on, actually use social media to hook up with those they like.The East Africans (along with South Africa) frequently lead they way, ahead of Zimbabwe, in finding digital solutions to everyday challenges.This is one more area Zimbabwe can learn from Kenya.It is my impression that Zimbabweans who want to find love or hookups online are a frustrated lot.

Whenever I engage Zimbabweans on the issue of trying to find love using virtual means, a version of one argument always comes up: dating sites in the traditional sense are not necessary in Zimbabwe.Young people and middle-aged singles, the argument goes on, actually use social media to hook up with those they like.The East Africans (along with South Africa) frequently lead they way, ahead of Zimbabwe, in finding digital solutions to everyday challenges.This is one more area Zimbabwe can learn from Kenya.It is my impression that Zimbabweans who want to find love or hookups online are a frustrated lot.Foreign options are expensive and sparse in options. A Techzim article on a related topic concluded that while a few enterprising Zimbabweans have attempted bringing Zimbabwean singles onto one natively created platform the market was tepid and in great need of a game-changer.