dating apps

  • 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

  • Bumble’s SuperSwipe lets you show interest before someone swipes left or right

    Bumble’s SuperSwipe lets you show interest before someone swipes left or right

    Bumble just launched a new feature designed to let you tell a match you’re really into them. Available now, SuperSwipe is a button that signals to a potential match that you want to match before they even swipe on you. Traditionally someone has to wait until they swipe left or right on you to find out you’re also into them. Here’s how it works: On each potential… Read More

  • Dating apps are embracing video

    Dating apps are embracing video

    Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry’s larger embrace of “Stories” as a… Read More

  • Bumble is opening a physical space in New York for dates to meet up

    Bumble is opening a physical space in New York for dates to meet up

    What do popular dating apps and brick-and-mortar storefronts have in common? Until now, nothing. But that’s about to change, as Bumble, the popular female-led dating app is opening a pop-up location in New York City. Read More

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