If you would like an invitation to join, send me an email or [email protected] I got an email from a guy called Poolidurai Poolipandi today inviting me to join him on WAYN, a social media site. ", and (at last count) claims to have about 18 million members.
Specifically, it promotes itself as a place where you can "share your Travel and Lifestyle Interests and meet other people who have things in common with you." As I am ever on the look out for new social media sites, I took Poolidurai Poolipandi up on his offer.
Nonetheless, Google has spent a lot of time and resources investigating the science of friendship and relationships.
One of its innovations is the idea of "circles", and the recognition that not all of your "friends" are in fact your friends.
A commentator more on their game than me has remarked: "Chennai dating girls are excellent to date with. However, I do know that the Internet is huge in India (and Sri Lanka) and rolling out further every day; at any time there are millions of Tamils online, hooking up.
If you want to hook up with Tamils anywhere in the world online away from the leers and prying eyes of the public space, this webpage can help you.
It is almost like a little Internet in itself, with its own economy and ecosystem.
In some places, you are not a real person anymore unless you have a Facebook page.
They come and go every day, and some of them are better than others.
It is certainly a great place to go if you want to make new friends, consolidate your existing links, or look up old relationships.
If you have a smartphone you should have a look at Foursquare, which allows you to find likeminded people in realspace (for example, a cafe, a train), realtime (ie now), all around you. It is the closest thing to a universal Gaydar that I have yet encountered, a Gaydar for straights (if only I had the guts to use it that way!
As I joined up, it was revealed that I already had nine friends on WAYN... Bhandari, a Nepali I used to work with in Tokyo, and a girl I went to college with in Australia. They are true lovers and give unforgettable company to their dates." Of course, Chennai can be a tough place to go on a date, what with all the aunties and police cruising for (unmarried) couples. Sometimes even admiring the sunset with your dear on the beach can land you in trouble with the law.
It is a small world after all, and it is funny how your contacts can follow you through your life now (around the world), courtesy of information technology! I can only imagine what dating is like out in the hinterlands of Tamil Nadu and out in the remote parts of Sri Lanka.