Pollygamy dating dating advice for intelligent men
OKCupid and Plenty of Fish, for instance, have options for mentioning you’re in a marriage and looking for something more, but that’s not a selling point for either site.
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Indonesian law defines marriage as between a man and a woman but polygamy is tolerated in certain circumstances, despite being generally frowned upon.
Lindu Pranayama, the 35-year-old developer of the app called Ayo Poligami, said the idea came to him a year ago when he was scrolling through a dating app.
“A lot of men are looking to engage in polygamous marriages but when they go to regular dating sites or apps they don’t see options that cater for polygamy,” Pranayama said.
The app, which has registered 10,000 users since its launch in April – around 60 per cent of whom are men – has gender-specific chat rooms for users to discuss their experiences in polygamy or ask for advice.
Legal experts say some men try to avoid the approval process.
Pranayama said security on the app was tightened after fake accounts started to appear.