South Korea has never had a Mark Zuckerberg figure, but the man sitting opposite me in a dingy Seoul fried chicken house is probably the closest thing to it.
If he had plied his trade in the US, Yong Joon Hyoung might have been a billionaire by now.
Still, the 43-year-old is struggling to get excited by the idea.
His priorities lie elsewhere, beyond the check-in, beyond social networks. It’s early evening Wednesday, just as the office workers on the south side of Seoul’s Han River are spilling out of the gleaming high-rises that characterize this part of the city, the most expensive real estate in South Korea.
According to the Daily Mail Reporter (2011), Peter Greenhouse of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV stated that an STD could be contracted in minutes with the availability of apps such as Tinder or Grindr.
By simply swiping on these apps to accept the conversation of another, two people could quickly get together for a casual affair.
Rhode Island, New Zealand, and southern California recently reported sharp increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). states that have more users of social networking sites, dating sites, and dating apps like Match.com, Ashley Madison, Our Time, Down Dating, Bumble, Zoosk, Hinge, Score, At First Sight, Plenty of Fish, Eharmony, Adult Friend Finder, Tinder, Grindr, and Facebook have more cases of STDs after controlling for population, race, age, income, education, and population density.