”, indicating a preference for local Singaporean girls.
We usually said yes, following which, they would ask about our occupations and where we lived.
We chatted with some of them, and over the subsequent days, most of the male users made clear their intent to ask us (the ‘female’ user) out.
So how true is it that creepy guys lurk around on We Chat every day, on the hunt for unsuspecting female users?
To test this out for ourselves, we signed up for an account as a female on We Chat, and switched on the ‘Discover’ feature, allowing other users to contact us.
This is the same for Bee Talk, where you can discover new friends in the vicinity and chat them up.
While these features are built in to encourage more user activity, as well as to boost the social aspects of the app, many see them as new avenues to look for extramarital affairs and intercourse.
There were even some who confessed their love for us, despite not having prior meet-ups at all.
Most of the interactions took place at night time, as most of the male users were out earning their keep during the day.
The frequency of messages and connection requests also went up at nighttime. Now that we’ve seen how this function really works for Singapore-based girls, should guys even try, since they can now see that they’re just one in thousands of guys?
While this experiment on We Chat was taking place, we did the same on another chat app called Bee Talk. It must be obvious that it’s impossible to fight for attention, even for the desperate.
With the high number of users on these messaging platforms, it’s evident that many turn to them not just as tools to connect with friends and family, but also to discover other users through built-in features on these messaging apps.
Within We Chat, for instance, there’s a nifty ‘People Nearby’ tab which allows you to browse and search for similar users near you, and connect with them.
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