dating

  • Tinder tests a new feature that uses A.I. to suggest who to ‘Super Like’

    Tinder tests a new feature that uses A.I. to suggest who to ‘Super Like’

    If you’ve ever quickly swiped through Tinder, you know that sometimes your fingers can get away from you – and, all of a sudden, you’ve Super Liked someone without meaning to. Oops! Tinder today is addressing that problem with a new feature now testing in select markets that will make Super Liking a more intentional experience. Called “Super Likeable,” the… Read More

  • Match Group is still in talks to acquire Bumble with a valuation over $1B

    Match Group is still in talks to acquire Bumble with a valuation over $1B

    In August we reported from our sources that Match Group made an offer to acquire Bumble for $450M. Bumble declined the offer, and at the time a source close to the company suggested to TechCrunch that Bumble was actually valued at $1 billion. Now we’ve learned that these talks are still ongoing, with recent discussions centered around a valuation of “well over” $1B.  The… 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

  • Hily dating app uses AI and identification to improve safety and potential matches

    Hily dating app uses AI and identification to improve safety and potential matches

    Dating through apps has several ongoing problems. The glaring privacy breaches seem to mount up day by day. For instance, cyber-security researchers realized that hackers could create a creepy Chrome plugin allowing a Tinder user to find the precise location of their Facebook friends who were also on Tinder. A journalist asked Tinder for the data it had on her and got back 800 pages of… Read More

  • NearGroup chatbot startup lands $1.6m Seed round led by OpenOcean

    NearGroup chatbot startup lands $1.6m Seed round led by OpenOcean

    In Arabic, Indian or Eastern cultures where people can’t really have an open dating profile, the traditional Tinder/Happn/Bumble/Badoo etc dating apps don’t work too well as they are based on images. It turns out chat bots may be the way forward in these markets if a recent VC investment is anything to go by. NearGroup, a chatbot allowing users to connect with like-minded people… 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

  • 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

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