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Tinder is betting big on India as it sets up first international office in Delhi

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By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

January 7, 2016 | 2 min read

The dating app is looking to make the country one of its "core markets"

Tinder is setting up shop in Dehli as it eyes global expansion, with chief executive Sean Rad saying he wants to make India one of the dating platform's "core markets".

The hook-up app already counts the country as its top market in Asia, but with 50 per cent of India's 1.2 billion strong population under the age of 25 there's plenty of room for growth.

The startup has appointed Taru Kapoor as its India head to lead its first foray into the market. Kapoor is a Harvard MBA graduate who has held positions at the Boston Consulting Group and Sequoia Capital India.

“We have exciting plans for Tinder in 2016 and having Taru on board is a step towards making India one of our core markets," said Rad.

"Taru’s passion for Tinder and understanding of the Indian market makes us even more confident in our plans to expand in India,” he added.

Tinder's parent company Match Group made steps to woo investors in October 2015 and floated on the stock market with an IPO estimated to be worth $3.36bn.

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