The Weekend Documentary: Modern Love with Simon Maybin

Simon Maybin travels to New York, Delhi and Nairobi to explore how dating apps are changing the way people find love around the world.

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In New York, it has been called the dating apocalypse. The birth of the dating app has left people with so many options, they cannot – or do not want – to settle on just one. Meanwhile in Delhi, young people can be disowned or worse by their families if they refuse to marry someone of their parents’ choosing. But despite this, a growing number of urbanites are now using apps to flirt with the distinctly un-Indian concept of dating.

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Finally in Nairobi, where gay sex can get you a 14-year prison sentence, Simon Maybin hears how apps are allowing men to meet other men away from public places. But the anonymity that brings a sense of security can also bring danger.

Simon Maybin spends time with daters in all three cities, trying to understand how this new technology is changing the way people find romance across the world.

When : Sunday 14 February
Time : 2.00pm-3.00pm
Channel : BBC World Service

Photo By G.dallorto (Own work) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

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