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Indian American entrepreneurs connect hearts with their unique dating apps

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The Dil Mil team last month launched another dating app named ‘Shalom’ aiming the Jewish Community.

A dating app, created by Indian American entrepreneurs, has already won many hearts as it became the most efficient and advanced South Asian matchmaking platform.

Dil Mil, an app developed by KJ Dhaliwal and Sukhmeet Toor aims to combine traditional South Asian values with modern technology. The app is described as a ‘Tinder alternative’ for the community and their official website claims to find more than one million matches already.

The Dil Mil team last month launched another dating app named ‘Shalom’ aiming the Jewish Community.

“The reason we started with the Jewish community as we saw a lot of similarities in terms of the values around community, the values around family, the values around marriage,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) quoted Dhaliwal. “It’s a very tight-knit, high affinity community, just like South Asian Community.”

The San Francisco-based team, however, has no one from the Jew community as their staff.

“We do a lot of work in making sure our algorithms are set up in a way that actually results in people matching with people they end up marrying one day,” Dhaliwal said.

It was in 2014, the Indian Americans founded the Dil Mil app. It is different from the arranged marriage website or apps for casual hookups. Dil Mil considers the religious and cultural identities and uses modern dating methods for matchmaking.

Users can log in to Dil Mil by using their Facebook account and the app ensures the users complete privacy. The Dil Mil team says three marriages per week happen with their help. It aims the Indian diaspora in the US, UK, Canada, and Austraila.

Dhaliwal and Toor first met during a Google event in Mountain View. Dhaliwal now serves as the CEO of the company while Toor is the CTO.

In March 2016, the Indian American entrepreneurs raised $2.7 million in its Pre-Series A round from a clutch of investors.