The only people who know that you are using this site are the people you get matched with.” To ensure that they can provide a match for those who have signed up, Kevin and Razi are working with two relationship psychologists.
Together they have created a set of questions and an algorithm that will allow them to find two people who will probably get along with one another.
It takes a long time.” Razi said the Internet is a tool that can help close this gap.
But he is aware that online dating makes some people uncomfortable.
Enter Kevin Aluwi and Razi Thalib, two friends and modern-day cupids, who are preparing to launch dating website setipe.com, which will be available in Indonesian and English, and is for now limited to Jakarta.
“Razi and I have been talking about starting an online dating site for almost two years, and we feel that right now is the time to get things moving,” said Kevin, who studied finance in the United States and came back to Indonesia in 2011, working as a data analyst for an online fashion store.
“All these things factor into whether or not you get along with a person,” Razi said.
“That’s where the psychologists are helping us, in determining the factors that have proven to be successful in a long-term relationship.” He added that many people initially feel attracted to someone different, because they get a feeling of discovering something new and exciting.
“You join and essentially, we curate the matches for you.
Nobody would know you are using this site — your mom won’t know, your friends won’t know.
“But in the long term, a relationship is about negotiation, and you kind of want to be with someone who sees things the way you do,” Razi said.