‘I’m always in the office and hardly find time to interact with people from outside work, so these sites help me connect with potential lovers,’ she said.
One 30 year old, Tendai, feels the same way as Gracy.
‘I’m from the small Kwekwe town and I enjoy meeting like-minded people from other towns, so I guess joining dating sites does a great deal,’ she said.
She says most men are shy to negotiate paying for sex in person (especially in public) but these dating platforms gives room and freedom to her clients to speak their mind.
My height is about 5'5, with Am an Administrative person, with some studies underway with a local university...
I'm a tall handsome guy who likes wearing formal looking for a beautiful christian lady I am a reserved, God fearing person.
We agreed to meet in town; I arrived on the date, all excited, but realised that the girl who sat was a 30 year old lady.
Marriage, or rather dating, in Zimbabwe, used to be an ‘institution or an arrangement’ which involved a lot of rules and cultural or moral expectations that two people in a relationship were suppose to follow. In recent years with the advent of new technological gadgets like smartphones and laptops, there is a new dating trend which is fast developing in the country: internet dating.
As of 2014, out of the 14-million people in Zimbabwe, about 5.2 million now have internet access, a development which is seeing internet dating grow.
Sites like Metrodate, Topface, Dating Buzz and Evening Touch, to mention just a few are helping boys, girls, men and women find dates.
But, why are most people in the country now very active on these dating sites?