REDDI is a new dating app targeted towards those who are looking for serious, long lasting relationships and will be released on the UK app stores in July. The app will be subscription based and the founder, Stacy Thomson, compares the app to Raya.
The app was born from Stacy’s frustration with current dating apps as she found it difficult to find like-minded people so she set out to create a platform to create an exclusive community, where each member knows the priorities of others. The aim of REDDI is to cut out the awkward conversation of what the other is looking for as everyone joins the app for the same reason. Using her own experiences she saw a gap in the market for an app that is both safe and welcoming and also where people could meet with honesty and purpose.
Stacy states, “The worst thing for someone who wants to have a family, even if only in their longer-term future, is to enter a relationship, only to find out that they don’t share the same vision with their prospective partner. This can, and has led to many wasted years, not to mention heartbreak and unrealised fulfilment, which can last a lifetime.
I know from first-hand experience that navigating the world of online dating is not an easy task. The endless options have inevitably led to many people experiencing an overwhelming sense of dating fatigue, which I felt too. And if you’ve arrived at a time in your life where you’re truly ready for something more serious, the search for people who share the same long-term goals as you is often met with a sea of casual daters with ambiguous intentions, which is not ideal. Post pandemic, many daters have less desire for casual dates and hook-ups, and a greater desire to date with more purpose – and REDDI aims to help them do just that.”
The sign up process requires verification which can take up to two weeks in order to decide whether you will be waitlisted or accepted.