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Startup Roundup – 7th June

This Startup Roundup is presented in partnership with The Social Discovery Group, who are currently eager to connect with startups in the social discovery and online dating space.

JOJO – Love knows no age dating for over 50s: JOJO describes itself as the dating app dedicated to seniors ‘who believe life’s second act is just as exciting when it comes to romance and companionship’. Targeting mature daters over 50, the app combines traditional online dating with in-person group events such as cooking classes and local walks.

FITFCK- Turning gym-goers into training partners: Fitness is trending hard and FITFCK is making finding a partner for both the gym and the bedroom easier by pairing fitness enthusiasts and professionals based on gender, fitness levels and interests. Profiles feature vital statistics, workout preferences, fitness routines and favourite foods and in-person fitness events bring users together IRL.

Victoria The App: The SOHO House of dating apps: The online dating equivalent of the private members’ club, Victoria The App fosters meaningful connections between fellow creatives. Exclusive online experiences and members-only in person events await those accepted into the club by the membership panel.

In Case You Missed It! Here’s last week’s Startup Roundup:

BarFli – Know who is single for the night: This social-first dating app is all about setting up in-person, instant dates in real time. BarFli digitises the traditional approach of offering to buy someone a drink in the bar, removing the risk of rejection by letting users see who is single and interested via the app before approaching.

blindmate – Let your friends do the swiping for you: Taking the approach that your friends know you better than you know yourself, laidback dating app blindmate lets them do the swiping for you. Currently available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the app sees your profile complete by your friends, with matches entering into a ‘BlindChat’ with no photographs available, just the belief that your friends think the two of you would get on great. As the chat progresses, images and profile details are revealed a little at a time.

Alma – Matchmaking meets AI to foster more genuine connections: Alma harnesses the power of AI with advanced algorithms that analyse user data sets to cut to more meaningful matches, more quickly. A calendar syncing feature suggests possible dates for meeting early in the process and will generate a list of potential dates based on shared interests.

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