Article on dating websites
Skout and Badoo are dating websites that also have their own location-based apps.
They are quite similar in terms of popularity and crowd.
When we first studied online dating habits in 2005, most Americans had little exposure to online dating or to the people who used it, and they tended to view it as a subpar way of meeting people.
They are particularly big in Indonesia, in Vietnam and in the Philippines, where they are used by middle-class women and men. On Badoo especially, I've noticed that there is a significant number of prostitutes (or at least girls who are looking for a sponsor).
Instagram is an awesome way to meet girls online, but it is also the one that requires the most efforts.
It is also important to know the specificities of each Asian country.
Some apps or websites can be popular in Thailand but completely useless in the Philippines and vice versa.