Launching on 7th February, Pitchit aims to get straight to the point, allowing singles to directly offer date ideas to other people on the app.
Co-founded by Danni Menzies and Chrissy Rigby, the app works like this – users first input what the date will entail, say where and when it will be, add any extra information, then click “pitch” and wait for responses.
The free app also offers up suggestions of its own, which users can pick if they can’t think of a date idea themselves.
Each pitch is presented on the home screen of the app, which members can filter based on their activity preferences.
Pitches contain a photo of the user proposing the idea and an explanation of what the date is, so singles can choose whether to “like” or “dump” the suggestion.
The app will then ask the person pitching to whittle down those interested in the date to three, by swiping on each profile.
The user can then chat with the three people shortlisted, before making their final decision on who to take.
Users can also view people’s profiles, which includes information such as other dates they have suggested, their location and their name.
Pitchit explains the idea behind the app: “Pitchit was developed for two reasons: Firstly, to bring a sense of fun back into dating by making it easier for people with common interests to meet in real-life.
“With data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealing that approximately 51 per cent of the UK population is single, Pitchit aims to make it quicker and easier to find people with similar interests and go on a date with them.
“Secondly, with current dating apps relying on compatibility matches and user profiles, as opposed to the simple desire to do the same things, people are finding themselves waiting tirelessly for responses and wasting time on people who have no intention of meeting in real life.”
To mark its iOS launch on 7th February – an Android version is expected later this year – Pitchit is running a competition, giving early users the chance to win a special date.
The first 2,000 people to download the app before Valentine’s Day are in with the chance of winning tickets to see the likes of Adele, Justin Bieber and the Kings of Leon, as well as trips to Hackney Showroom, Artisan Du Chocolat and a paddle boarding experience.
Pitchit has also teamed up with companies like Eventbrite, Bookatable and Love Theatre to let users choose from a variety of quality dates.
To find out more about Pitchit please click here.