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Aisle launches India’s first vernacular dating app ‘Arike’ for Malayalee audience



India’s leading dating app Aisle has announced the launch of ‘Arike’ a vernacular dating app for Malayalees living in and out of India.

Arike which means ‘Close by’ in Malayalam is designed for Malayalam speaking audiences between the age group of 21-40.

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“The way love works in India is quite different from other parts of the world. People in India are very specific about faith, religion, language, etc. before choosing a potential partner. With Arike, the company aims to solidify its learnings of Indian romance by starting to build a category of vernacular dating apps,” Aisle in its statement said.

Everything on the app is designed to suit the local geography including Malayalee icebreakers around food/movie choices and references to Kerala’s pop culture. To replicate Aisle’s value proposition of high intent matchmaking, digital goods like the number of free likes on Arike are scarcer than Aisle.

However, members can purchase ‘notes’ and express their interest in other members by writing to them directly.

Speaking about the launch, Able Joseph, Founder & CEO, Aisle said, “We’ve been building Aisle for over 6 years and are the only Indian dating app to make it in the top 5. We understand desi romance. Our data suggest that Kerala is among the top states that find value in high-intent dating and that is how the idea of Arike, a high intent dating app for people of Kerala came to be.” 

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“The launch of Arike will continue to shape Aisle’s global presence as we hope to see cross border Malayalee matchmaking come to vision. Kerala is just the start, we are planning to launch versions of Arike across India in multiple states personalized to that region’s culture and habits,” Joseph added.


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Krishna Mali
Krishna Mali
Founder, CEO & Group Editor of TechGraph.

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