Once Hits 2m User Milestone


Once has just reached the 2m user milestone.

The French dating app has hit the target just six months after launching in the UK.

Speaking about the milestone, Once’s founder & CEO Jean Meyer said: “The fact that we now have over two million people – actively seeking meaningful relationships every day – is an exceedingly proud moment for the entire Once team.

“People often ask me why I work in digital dating… well the answer to that question is really very simple; we make love happen. That’s a pretty cool thing to do.”

Once was released last year, with the aim of trying to offer a more tailored relationship-focused service, sending users one match a day which expire after 24 hours if members don’t start a conversation.

The app offers a paid premium service for €7.99 a month called Once Infinite, which enables users to hand pick their matches and gain access to more information about their activity.

The startup prides itself on its more personal approach to matching, using human matchmakers as a way of encouraging a more serious approach to dating.

Last month, Once secured another €5m in investment, taking its total funding to €8m.

The funding was from private investors and included a reinvestment by VC firm Partech Ventures.

This autumn, the company plans to release a new range of features, using the funding to continue to grow and expand the app.

Once is now available in seven languages and live in France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, U.S, Ireland, Mexico and the UK.

In May, Once CMO Eva Peris spoke at our European conference in Amsterdam, giving a fantastic talk on building a fast-growing dating startup.

Check out highlights from the talk here.