However, it wasn't until only a few years back that such platforms have gained popularity in Lebanon and the MENA region.
Lebanon has long been seen as a patriarchal society that privileges males.
Lebanese migration to Australia has taken place in three major waves: the first from around 1880 to 1947, the second from 1947 to 1975, and the third from 1975.
Each is distinctive in terms of the backgrounds, numbers and characteristics of Lebanese immigrants, as well as the social and economic conditions of Australia at the time.
For Nancy Maatouk, a 19-year-old business student, online dating is more about facilitating a meeting than having the freedom to choose who to meet.
The final section focuses on Lebanese family values, distinguishing between values associated with social activities and with different stages in the life cycle.
In this context, the rise of social media and the emergence of dating apps defies traditional norms, experts say.
Daoud Ibrahim, a media instructor at the Saint Joseph University in Beirut, says social media has been responsible for shattering many social norms in the MENA region.
Throughout the chapter, distinctions are made between traditional and emergent family values which may be found in both Lebanon and Australia.
The former are typically embedded in the long-established customs and codes of behaviour of families in Lebanon and in the first generation of Lebanese families in Australia.