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Indonesia sees a dating app for polygamous relationships

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Oct 3, 2017, 1:28 pm IST
Updated : Oct 3, 2017, 1:29 pm IST

People in Indonesia who are looking for polygamous relationship can rejoice as there is a new dating app specifically for that purpose.

Polygamists in Indonesia (where the practice is legal), can now rest easy knowing that finding another wife is as easy as being just a click away. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Polygamists in Indonesia (where the practice is legal), can now rest easy knowing that finding another wife is as easy as being just a click away. (Photo: Pixabay)

We have all heard of those stories where every second person you meet on a dating app is usually married and usually just looking for friends and a fling.

In fact, according to a story published in The Mirror, a 2015 survey found staggering one in three Tinder users was already in a relationship.

But for residents of Indonesia, there’s now a dating app specifically designed to help married men find, another wife.

Polygamists in Indonesia (where the practice is legal), can now rest easy knowing that finding another wife is as easy as being just a click away.

The dating app, AyoPoligami, which has already been mired in controversy in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, allows men interested in polygamous marriages to seek out another wife as well as chat to other men with similar intentions.

The app allows users, 60 percent of whom are men, to swipe left or right on a person’s profile to signal their interest or disinterest in them.

It also has gender-specific chatrooms for users to discuss their experiences in polygamy or ask for advice

According to the story in The Mirror, Iyus Yusuf Fasyiyah, 37, who alternates between his two wives and two homes every three days, is among 10,000 users who have registered on AyoPoligami since its launch in April.

He said many of the people he encounters on the app are new to polygamy, and wanting to engage with it but don't know how.

The app's developer Lindu Pranayama, 35, who met his first and only wife on the app, started his company in 2016 after realising regular dating sites weren't catering to married men looking for a second, third or fourth wife.

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