Position-Shift allows people to shift their public geolocation to protect their privacy and security while on a smart-phone or social network.
It enables mobile users to choose who knows where they are and when, giving them full control of their desired privacy.
A far cry from the 40-year-old career bachelors of New York.
Online, I was horrified to find India matchmaking sites for a quick wedding.
When matched with someone, we would go through the requisite text message interview: Where are you from, what do you do, where did you grow up?
All that time and effort only to find out he is a dog person who loves EDM and deep house music, while I am a diehard rock girl with two cats.Then I came to the dating wasteland that is Mumbai.It seemed that at my age (an ancient 32), all the guys I met were married or men looking to get married.But by the end of the evening, they will be somewhat acquainted with at least five others from the opposite sex, having just participated in what is a very popular way for singles the world over to meet new people - speed dating.In India, the concept surfaced (not necessarily thrived, as a quick online search will reveal) more than 10 years ago and was quickly forgotten when young Indians discovered the joys of meeting new people at the swipe of a thumb.That is one Google search away from a personal email address or phone number. The potentially disastrous anonymity Tinder offers is wiped away, and suddenly, you have full accountability.But as I continued flipping through profiles, I discovered I liked knowing that Kumar went to school in my hometown or that Raj is a professional photographer. A couple of text messages to common friends and you know whether the guy has a yen for intravenous drugs or beating puppies. And that’s my stand until someone googles my phone number and starts stalking me.One day a friend recommend Tinder, an app I had always assumed was purely for sex.She said it might be a sex app in the west but in India, she insisted, Tinder was definitely a dating app. Provided with bare minimum information (first name, age, location) and around five pictures, I would swipe blindly left and right hoping to find someone interesting.But of course, to each his own and dermatologist Abhigyan Mukherjee, also a participant, felt that a few minutes was just not enough time to get to know the other person."Yes, there were instances where five minutes was more than enough time with a person, but otherwise, eight minutes is not enough time to get to know your date," insists 26-year-old Abhigyan.