This rules out many other compatible matches who may have genuine qualities,” he says.
Cases of dating sites being used by scammers have also caused Malaysians to be more sceptical.
In fact, 69% cannot accept regularly “hooking up” with strangers they meet on dating apps, says the survey.
Dissecting the findings, experts say there is basis for Malaysian youths to prefer meeting potential partners organically.
Research shows that due to the relative anonymity of the online setting, people engage in “hypercommunication”, sharing more about themselves to others online than they do in real life.