Tinder is one of the most used dating applications all around the world. The application lets you find people of similar interests near and around you. But in Pakistan, Tinder has a whole new meaning altogether. From extremely strange bios to immensely awkward swipe conversations, Tinder in Pakistan is a troll’s delight.
Over the weekend, however, the dating application has not been working in the country. Many users of Tinder in Pakistan have raised concerns that they are unable to login to the dating application.
Ban on Tinder in Pakistan?
There are rumors that the application has been banned by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority [PTA]. Given that a recent ban was imposed by PTA on Bigo on the basis that it promotes obscene and vulgar content, it could be probable Tinder has also bee unofficially banned in Pakistan.
It said that it had also issued necessary notices to Bigo and TikTok to “moderate the socialization and content within legal and moral limits, in accordance with the laws of the country”. However, the response of these companies was not satisfactory. The ban was under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016, the country’s cybercrime law.
On complaints of immoral, obscene and vulgar content, streaming app Bigo has been blocked in Pakistan. TikTok has also been served with final warning on same grounds.
— PTA (@PTAofficialpk) July 20, 2020
Twitteratis react to Tinder not working in Pakistan
Some Twitter users in Pakistan have shown their concerns as the dating application has stopped working. However, many users have posted hilarious reactions to this news.
Here’s what people had to say about the Tinder not working in Pakistan:
All tharki uncles now that Tinder gets blocked in Pakistan: pic.twitter.com/tFiDHYLUYh
— Haseeb Faiz (@Haseebfaiz7) August 31, 2020
One female Pakistani twitter user made this sarcastic comment for men in Pakistan.
A very devastating & depressing day for our married & single men.
— Sadia Sheikh (@iSadiaSheikh) August 30, 2020
Another user posted this hilarious image…LOL!
Tinder banned in Pakistan
Le tharki awam: pic.twitter.com/EGCkkgRqXo
— Fly Boy (@hammadkhaaannn) August 30, 2020
While many users posted hilarious tweets, this user did discuss something important about moral policing.
Now Tinder is banned in Pakistan. Obviously a priority during these vile and trying times.
If someone asks you what corruption looks like, this is it. Ignoring the real issues and focusing more on moral policing.
— Uzair Ghani (@UzairGhani) August 30, 2020
This user was comparing married men to cricketers.
Pakistan main yehi masla hai puranay cricketers retire nahi hotay aur married aadmi tinder nahi chortay. https://t.co/P1tb80XCvn
— Plis. (@badukulelecover) August 30, 2020
There have been various posts on social media discussing the issue of Tinder in Pakistan. Most of the discussion has led to issues that highlight that Tinder promotes infidelity and adultery. Many individuals have complained that Tinder helps users looking for extramarital engagements.
There has been considerable discussion in the west over the stigma surrounding online dating, emphasizing that it has produced a generation of commitment-phobes. Since the social landscape of Pakistan is completely different, we could possibly view these apps in a different manner too.
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