The Startup Roundup – 14th September 2018

Dating Startups

GDI is constantly on the lookout for new players in the online dating market, disruptive business models and innovative technologies. Make sure you catch the Startup Roundup every Friday by following us on Facebook and Twitter!

Startup news this week:


  1. The Tinder For Sex Only Hookup App – TinSexApp is designed to be used by those who are only looking to have a sexual encounter, and is coming to the App Store and Google Play Store soon.

  2. Unveil: The Anti-Tinder dating app that reveals your match through the power of voice – Profile pictures are initially blurred but gradually revealed when matches converse using voice messages.

  3. Real estate seniors develop live “speed-dating” app – Dandy gives matches two-minutes to send each other instant messages before deciding whether or not they want to exchange phone numbers.

  4. A Strange New ‘Boyfriend Renting’ App – Rent A Boy|Friend controversially lets women hire a male friend to help them fight depression.

  5. MillionaireMatch Releases Gift Lucky Draw Feature for a Fun Twist – Members will be entered into a daily ‘Lucky Dip’ to try and win free gold memberships.

  6. New app tries to wipeout ‘awkward’ Christian dating – Salt is a new swipe-based app launching later this month, and is thought to be the only free UK-based Christian-made dating app for believers.

  7. GET TO KNOW THE CO-FOUNDER OF RADIATE, THE APP CONNECTING FESTIVAL-GOERS! – Radiate makes it easier to connect music fans who are attending an event solo, or looking to add to their group.

  8. TinDating Changes What It Means to Be a Dating Site by Providing Fun Weekend Travel Itineraries for Members – TinDating is rewarding active members by organising unique travel experiences to help revitalise their love lives.