dating apps

  • OKCupid’s rating sinks as users rebel over new ‘real name’ policy

    OKCupid’s rating sinks as users rebel over new ‘real name’ policy

    OKCupid’s users are angry – very, very angry. Just ahead of the new year, the company made a radical change to its policies, and now requires people to use real names instead of an OKCupid username, as before. The change eliminates one of the biggest differentiators between the dating app and rivals like Tinder and Bumble, which have users log in via Facebook in order to use their… Read More

  • Dating app Hinge rolls out a new feature to reduce ‘ghosting’

    Dating app Hinge rolls out a new feature to reduce ‘ghosting’

    Most dating apps match users then leave it up to them to initiate their chat. When Bumble launched, however, it broke new ground by having women make the first move. Today, Hinge is introducing its own take on how conversations on dating apps should be handled with a new feature it’s calling “Your Turn.” The idea with “Your Turn” is that it lets users decide… Read More

  • Tinder is testing a feed of real-time updates from your matches, including posts from Instagram and Spotify

    Tinder is testing a feed of real-time updates from your matches, including posts from Instagram and Spotify

    Tinder announced today it’s beginning a test of a new feature called “Feed” designed to help users learn more about their matches. The Feed, which will appear as a tab on the Messages screen, will include real-time updates from those you’ve already matched with, including things like recently added Tinder photos, plus Instagram posts and your Top Artists and Anthems… Read More

  • Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

    Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

    Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that serves up a small number of targeted matches each day, has today introduced a new video feature to help users connect right on the app. “We learned that people don’t really feel a connection to each other until they meet, which makes any dating app feel like a lot of work,” said cofounder and COO Dawoon Kang. “We wanted to figure… Read More

  • Tonight is a new dating app optimized for real dates

    Tonight is a new dating app optimized for real dates

    What if a dating app was focused on enabling real dates, rather than chatting? Whim founder Eve Peters said the idea appealed to users, but Whim also asked you to identify the days you’d be available. So Peters and her team have launched a new iOS app called Tonight. As soon as two people show interest in each other, the app tries to set them up on a date, no messaging required. Read More

  • The League is making everyone’s first profile picture black and white

    The League is making everyone’s first profile picture black and white

    Exclusive dating app The League is going monochrome. Starting today, everyone’s first profile picture will be displayed in black and white. To be clear, this isn’t a filter – everyone’s first photo will be automatically displayed to potential matches in black and white, with no option to opt out. You’ll still be able to swipe through and see the rest of a… Read More

  • Bumble’s business networking feature launches today

    Bumble’s business networking feature launches today

    About a year ago we reported that Bumble would soon launch BumbleBizz – a swipe-based networking tool that is designed to help people make professional connections. And now the feature is finally rolling out today to users in the US, UK, Germany, France and Canada. Essentially BumbleBizz will use the same types of parameters that regular Bumble does – your location, network… Read More

  • M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker

    M8 wants your friends to be the matchmaker

    Forget algorithms. M8 is a dating app that’s powered by human matchmakers. And these aren’t just any matchmakers, they’re your friends! M8 is unveiling its concept for a different dating app at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Battlefield competition in San Francisco. Read More

  • YC-backed Muzmatch definitely doesn’t want to be Tinder for Muslims

    YC-backed Muzmatch definitely doesn’t want to be Tinder for Muslims

    Don’t describe YC-backed Muzmatch’s dating app as a ‘Tinder for Muslims’. Co-founders Shahzad Younas and Ryan Brodie are very clear about what sets their target audience apart from the casual dating/hook-up crowd: a genuine intent to find a partner in order to get married.  Read More

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