If the man accepts, the app will turn his camera on, but not hers," said Israel. Nikita Sharma decided to drop off Tinder on a Sunday last month.While women can join Thrill at any time, men need to apply and wait to be voted in by the women.Also, women can connect with others whenever they like, but men can only express interest.“Moreover, the same people who would talk about Tinder in college started calling me names because I was on this app.”She did go on a date with the engineer but at a bar in Connaught Place, where the two parted amicably after realising they weren’t as impressed with each other in person as they were on the app.“It was a facade,” she said.
About 65% of users of apps such as Thrill are l men.Founded in 2012 by Devin Serago and Josh Israel, Thrill had previously secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Qyuki CEO Samir Bangara, CA Media COO Rajesh Kamat, and Singapore-based Taurus Value Creation in August 2013.Unlike its competitors like Tinder and Krush, Thrill provides women with greater control."The trust deficit is accentuated in India where it is 90% male in some online platforms.A male user on a dating app is less discerning than a female user," said Sidd harth Mangharam, CEO of Floh an offline dating network for singles in India. "We are releasing a feature this month whereby women will have the ability to request a video verification from a male match. However, this ratio may change dramatically as Thrill launches more features (for women)," said Mittal.