File - A couple stands on rocks in the water of the Mediterranean near Beirut corniche, Friday, April 18, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Users on a variety of local online dating platforms cited reasons for joining as diverse as finding a nice girl to settle down with to looking for a gay hookup.On the Meet Lebanese site, for example, about 80 percent of its users are Lebanese and the other fifth foreigners from more than 200 different cities, said Bachir al-Hage, the page's general manager. A user on Meet Lebanese, who asked to remain anonymous, said meeting foreign women and male friends was the main reason he joined the website. In fact, Meet Lebanese's website stats reveal that while the users are mostly Lebanese, most of the profiles getting clicks – 65 percent – are those of foreigners, mainly from the United States, Germany and France.A user from France said she wanted to meet people here because of her own Lebanese origins.Another Grindr user, an 18-year-old who asked to remain anonymous, also expressed difficulty in meeting other gay men outside of the app.On Meet Lebanese, when asked how much religion mattered in searching for a relationship, about six people said it did not play any role, while two said religion was important to them.For instance, user Leb961 on Meet Lebanese said religion was vital when looking for his "other half".
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