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The Startup Roundup – 23rd February 2018

Dating Startups

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Startup news this week:


  1. Helps Polygamist Families Find Like Minded Singles Safely Online – Polygamy singles rejoice at the prospect of a happily ever after thanks to a dating service that strives to uphold their values.
  2. Bestows Singles Over 50 New Chance for Romantic Happiness – There are few dating sites out there that focus on individuals who are over 50 years of age, single and Christian.
  3. FetL, a New Kinky Dating App for BDSM Enthusiasts, Now Available Worldwide – In its beta testing period, the app had approximately 8600 users.
  4. Ponder is a Blockchain Based Online Dating Platform that Believes that Humans are Better at Spotting Chemistry – Matchmakers get to earn $10 for as success fee when two matched people acknowledge that the match is a fit.
  5. Hicky is an Interesting Blockchain-powered Startup that Wants to Use Blockchain Technology to Make Dating More Secure – Hicky also has a Decentralized Autonomous Dating Mechanism built around its underlying Hicky Token (HKY).
  6. Luna is Simply a Blockchain-optimized Dating Platform Designed to Solve the Attention Imbalance – Many of the computer algorithms that match potential dates on current dating platforms are simply inefficient.

Scott Harvey

Scott is the Editor of Global Dating Insights. Raised in Dorset, he holds a BA from The University of Nottingham and an MSc from Lund University School of Economics and Management. Previously he has written about politics, economics and technology for various online publications.

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