THE ATLANTIC - Dec 5 - The online dating scene in India is primarily matrimonial sites. Shaadi.com is, intuitively, a wedding arranged via the Internet. 90% of marriages in India still classify as “arranged”. 1 in 8 singles use the matrimonial sites. The online matrimony market is valued at ~$81M with an annual growth rate of 30%. There are 44M Indians who now have smartphones, giving “hookup apps” like Tinder a huge market. Tinder is seeing ~4% percent daily growth in its Indian user base. Grindr has ~11K members in India.