Enter efficient, meeting-focused dating apps — which at times share more in common with apps like Lifebooker than with Tinder.
“However, with singles becoming increasingly disillusioned with current online dating solutions, with the right idea and a good execution, the potential is definitely there to tweak the strides Tinder has made, and genuinely improve the online dating industry.” But while Tinder’s lead might be unshakeable now, perhaps the better question is: Who will ultimately come out on top in the world of on-demand dating?
“I think the landscape of messaging-based dating apps is indeed crowded,” agrees Whim’s CEO Peters.
, and it takes a lot of effort to find a real connection,” says Clover CEO Isaac Raichyk, who is the former head of the Vine-like social video sharing service Keek. We want to streamline the entire dating process and put meeting in the real world back into focus.” And lest anyone think Clover is more like the now defunct Crazy Blind Date, there is a sophisticated pairing algorithm for matches in play.
The methodology is actually called PAIR and stands for personality (interests, political views, social type), attributes (everything from attractiveness to height to age), intention (hookup or serious), and reputation (based on in-app feedback).
“We already have this for car service (Uber, Lyft), food delivery (Doordash, Instacart) and a plethora of other things.
Why shouldn’t going from your phone to a date be seamless as well? Result: As soon as two people who have said "yes" to each other become available at the same time, Whim schedules a date for them — picking a specific time and bar or cafe to meet up. “Tinder thrives based on getting people to spend as much time as possible on their platform.
Competitors Tinder and How About We did not respond to requests for comment for this story. That is not true of these other apps," says San Francisco-based Peters, who is a former product lead at OKCupid.
"Second, we’re the only one providing a true date setup service through our app.
Before launch, the Pure waiting list was 100,000 people and during July alone, 50,000 new users signed up.
Says Pure CEO Roman Sidorenko, “All you need to meet someone on Pure is a selfie.
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