The Startup Roundup – 2nd February 2018

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Startup news this week:


  1. Woman starts Muslim-only dating camp to weed out casanovas – The Muslim-only dating camp programme was reportedly made viral on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
  2. Older Men Younger Women Dating Site Sees Spike in Sign-Ups – The site offers a “meeting place” where younger women can meet older men, and older men can meet younger women.
  3. Beijing District Launches Online Dating Service – Young people in China are accustomed to overbearing parents meddling in their love lives, but employees of a district government in Beijing says it’s seniors who need a hand with romance.
  4. This dating app only lets you match with one person at a time – With Ditto, you’re mutually exclusive with one match on the app until one of you unmatches.
  5. is the ‘Ultimate Date Planner’ – The site provides busy men and women with a handpicked selection of the best places to go and the best things to do, on a date or with their partner, in London.
  6. Dutch Renters Can Swap Houses With Each Other Using A Dating App Interface – The platform functions similarly to a dating app, in that potential home swappers must mutually ‘like’ each other to match.
  7. Matchboard leads Small Business for Small Charities drive – Matchboard is a free online matching service which uses powerful matching algorithms to help companies find the right suppliers for their needs.
  8. Make Dating Great Again: “Trump.Dating” Online Dating Platform Officially Launches – A new full-service online dating site aimed specifically at draining the dating swamp by providing out-and-proud Trump supporters with a place to connect with like-minded people.