Bonkers is a new dating app launching in May 2023. To ensure the safety of its users, Bonkers works in partnership with personal safety platform WalkSafe.
Integrated into Bonkers is the WalkSafe tool, which allows users to type in a destination and share the route with selected contacts. This information, including the expected time of arrival, lets friends and family stay informed of a user’s movements.
It also has an automatic alert function that notifies friends and family when a user fails to arrive at their destination on time. The WalkSafe platform provides police crime data, empowering users with the information to choose a route that they feel comfortable with.
In addition to this, Bonkers also has a SOS feature where users can alert their trusted circle when they are in an uncomfortable situation.
Other safety features on Bonkers include facial recognition, a user rating system, blocked screenshots, and a verification process.
In terms of the matching experience, users have the choice between two sides of the platform. The ‘Bonk’ side is for casual fun, whereas the ‘Bonkers’ side is for meaningful connections, explained TechRound.
“As we all know, the dating app world is a saturated market. We wanted to change the dating game for good. We can, of course, continue to enhance our features in an effort to create a safe space virtually for our users, so that they can interact and match with confidence with safety at the forefront”, said Bonkers’ Co-Founder Jay Dodds.
“I hope that more than anything it creates a wave and encourages other apps to up their game. I think it’s easy when companies scale and grow quickly they forget their key values of what they set out to achieve. We are the new kids on the block and we are very much here to keep the dating market on its toes”, shared Emma Kay, Founder of WalkSafe.