The Startup Roundup – 28th September 2018

Dating Startups

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Startup news this week:


  1. This internet dating service goes way beyond for its customers – it offers you a ‘wingman’ – ‘Relationship Hero’ is a tutoring service that coaches and guides singles through every step of the online dating journey.
  2. Find Someone You Dig With This Dog-Friendly Dating App – ‘Dig’ is the dog person’s dating app that gives users five profiles each day to help bring dog lovers together.
  3. MPWH Warns Members Not to Wash and Use Expired Condoms as They May Not Guard Against Herpes – The campaign has been celebrated by the MPWH community.
  4. A Gay Dating App That Highlights the Altruism of Its Members Through Charity-Driven Features – ‘Surge’ allows members to highlight their charity work on their profiles. Other users can donate.
  5. There’s Now A Tinder For Gym-Lovers Because Fit People Make Better Dates – ‘GymBud’ is a new swipe-based app that aims to pair up singles who regularly work out.
  6. What Is The XConfessions App? It’s A Game-Changer For Exploring Sexual Fantasies – The app encourages couples talk about their sexual fantasies by making them swipe and match on what acts they’d be open to trying.
  7. Keeping Connected with Good Vibes – A cannabis-specific social network for users to meet new people, stay up to date with news, or find local opportunities and events.
  8. Coffee dating app aims to match consumers with the perfect cup – ‘The Hookup’ uses dating app language to match consumers with their perfect brand of coffee.