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Many young Cambodian women look for a mate or husband at events such as the Water Festival or at religious ceremonies.
They end up chatting; they guy calls regularly, sometimes a few times a day; they meet up finally and end up married.
I also have Khmer friends who met their boyfriends this way.
Matchstix has been a relative success in its first six months, clocking nearly 200,000 users who have made over 70,000 matches as of February 8, according to Ms. Users of the app, which initially launched in Khmer and is now also available in English, are presented with photos of another user who fits their specific age, gender and distance criteria.
They then swipe right on someone they’d like to know better—either as friends, or something more.