dating apps

  • Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly

    Tinder Makes Messaging More Fun With GIFs & Bigger Emoji, Finally Lets You Upload Photos Directly

    Tinder users will now have better chatting tools, thanks to an upgraded messaging experience in the mobile dating app. Amid a flurry of changes that began rolling out last night to the iOS application, and soon Android, Tinder added support for sending your matches GIFs. It also upgraded the size of emoji in chat and also now lets you “like” the individual messages you received from… Read More

  • Dating App Newbie Blume Wants To Kill Catfishing With Ephemeral Selfies

    Dating App Newbie Blume Wants To Kill Catfishing With Ephemeral Selfies

    Make room for yet another dating app. San Francisco-based Blume is hoping to entice singles into its arms with a real-time selfie feature designed to thwart catfishing. So no more being chatted up by sex-mad robots. Or wooed by forlorn hopers overselling their dating prospects with a set of out-of-date/overly processed photos. Read More

  • Cliick Wants App Users To Click Over Clickbait

    Cliick Wants App Users To Click Over Clickbait

    Meet Cliick: another dating app wannabe, but one that’s taking a bit of a leftfield approach to the perennial problem of matching singles. Instead of proffering profiles for users to swipe through and judge, a la Tinder (and its myriad imitators) Cliick is using news stories as the swipeable connective tissue — linking users to each other when they like or discuss similar stories. Read More

  • Spotted Gets $14.5M For Its Crossed Paths App For Subtly Pinging Crushes

    Spotted Gets $14.5M For Its Crossed Paths App For Subtly Pinging Crushes

    German startup Spotted, which plays in the serendipitous connections space, with a location-sensitive app that lets users view and message the people they’ve crossed paths with — a la Happn — has pulled in a new chunk of funding which it says it’ll be using to expand to the U.S., Korea and Japan, as well as seeking to beef up its user-base in Europe and North Africa. Read More

  • Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus

    Tinder Sees Huge Jump In App Revenue Rankings, Courtesy Of Tinder Plus

    Dating app Tinder’s move into the subscription business seems to be paying off. According to remarks made by parent company IAC during its quarterly earnings reported this week, the company is pleased with Tinder’s penetration rates – it reached its current level of penetration quicker than IAC’s OkCupid did, in fact – and renewal rates are higher than any… Read More

  • Listen Carefully

    Listen Carefully

    There are lessons to be drawn from how people are talking about the technology services they are interacting with. Not just in general terms — whether they like or dislike a service and so on; but what more subtle linguistic signifiers might be expressing on their behalf. What reactions might be evident in language choice before those feelings are being consciously articulated as… Read More

  • Blinq Tells You If Your Dating Matches Are In The Bar

    Blinq Tells You If Your Dating Matches Are In The Bar

    Shove over Tinder. Swiss startup Blinq has come up with a new twist on the dating app. The startup is incorporating beacon proximity technology into the mix so singles can do more meeting IRL and less swiping — thanks to select venues being kitted out with Blinq’s Estimote iBeacons. Read More

  • Tinder Competitor Hinge Scores $12M To Bring Its Friends-Of-Friends Dating App Abroad

    Tinder Competitor Hinge Scores $12M To Bring Its Friends-Of-Friends Dating App Abroad

    If you want to hook up or judge people for fun, there’s Tinder. But if you want to meet someone you could start a relationship with, Hinge is the app for you. Now in 28 cities across the States, Hinge just raised a $12 million Series A led by Shasta Ventures to expand internationally. Hinge for iOS and Android looks like Tinder, but rather than show you just anyone in your age range… Read More

  • Antidate Is A Dating App With An Asymmetric Twist

    Antidate Is A Dating App With An Asymmetric Twist

    Meet Antidate: another new kid on the dating app block. It’s aiming to stand out by putting a gender-skewed, asymmetric twist on the in-app experience. Read More