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People – primarily men – were able to find someone to “hook up” with at a moment’s notice and were no longer willing to invest in relationships.“It’s changing so much about the way we act both romantically and sexually,” Justin Garcia, a research scientist at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, told Vanity Fair.
“Cambodians are very social and outgoing, especially those in their early- to mid-20s.“The appetite has always been there, but it had restricted availability; with new technologies, the restrictions are being stripped away and we see people sort of going crazy with it. You could call it a kind of psychosexual obesity.” While Tinder might not yet have started a fire among Cambodians, a localised version of the app, Matchstix, which has a Khmer interface instead of English, seems to be creating some sparks, though it’s early days yet.I think the same thing is happening with this unlimited access to sex partners. An Android version of the new app was released on August 1 and, according to the the Google Play store, it has already been installed on between 5,000 and 10,000 phones.An i Phone version was released on Wednesday this week.The app’s creators, Mobimedia, say that while the functionality of Matchstix is almost identical to Tinder – matching users who “swipe right” on each other – a key difference is that it’s not being marketed as a way to “hook up” or even primarily to find romance.Sophea* – a sassy 19-year-old who dresses and talks like a New York law student – is one of the few Cambodians who have taken to using Tinder, the infamous smartphone app which, according to a recent article in the US magazine Vanity Fair, has caused a “dating apocalypse” in the West.
Using the app, she’s made some friends, both male and female, had a few flings and even met someone with who she’s now been dating for a few months.
Admana declined to reveal the precise numbers of how many males and females had downloaded Matchstix, but said it was approximiately “50/50”.
A counter on the app’s website tallied up live how many “matches” Matchstix had made, he added.
Matchstix helps connect these active personalities and lifestyles.
“Until now there’s been no dedicated Cambodian app for people to find one another easily, safely and comfortably with such ease. And it’s such a simple method for connecting, as long as they have a smartphone, a Facebook account and internet access.” Admana said that safety was a “huge part” of the development of the app and it met “all global industry standards for social and chatting platforms” including those required for the app to be available in the Apple and Google app stores.
“I’ve seen a few Khmer people on there, but none of my Khmer friends know about it,” the university student said, between forkfuls of hollandaise covered egg at a Phnom Penh cafe this week. They just don’t really get the concept [of hooking up online].