I had contracted an STI.’ (Peter, 29 years old) The ’22-year-old’ ‘I met a girl who described herself as a 22-year-old woman on her profile on Evening Touch.
We agreed to meet in town; I arrived on the date, all excited, but realised that the girl who sat was a 30 year old lady.
On the other hand, one 26-year-old Gideon Madzikatidze, says he joined Evening Touch just to have fun.
He never thought he would find the love of his life, Aisha.
He says his accounting job has robbed his social life as he is always working.
He says these dating sites are a way of refreshing his mind from work.
‘I can literally say that I do not have a social life as I’m always stuck and busy with work and hardly find time with friends and family.
‘I see these sites as platforms to meet with new people and friends,’ On the other hand, another female subscriber who goes by the name Sandy Babe (20 years old) says her desire to meet new people has pushed her to join dating sites.
This proverb sums up the dating culture of most of the Zezuru, Korekore, Karanga and Manyika people in Zimbabwe (at least in the 90s and before) who would only marry from within their tribes and boundaries.Sites like Metrodate, Topface, Dating Buzz and Evening Touch, to mention just a few are helping boys, girls, men and women find dates.But, why are most people in the country now very active on these dating sites?It turned out the only two things she could talk about were Sungura music and her sexual obsessions (how she wants rough sex and how she prefers it in the kitchen.) I remember excusing myself as if I wanted to use the bathroom and never came back.’ (Tendai, 30 years old) The wallflower with a secret ‘I always wanted to meet Primrose (a girl I met on Metrodate) at a secluded place, like at my house.She always refused to come to until I finally convinced her and we met at a lodge in Arcadia, Harare.