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The Startup Roundup – 9th July 2021

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. SwoonMe: Hear The Spark – Daters use avatars and audio clips to protect their identities and forge a connection before revealing their photos when ready.
  2. UpDog Dates: Your Dog’s Favourite Dating App – UpDog is for people searching for dog pals for their pets and/or singles ready to mingle with fellow dog lovers.
  3. GetSomePlayer: Concert and Sports Event Dating App – Users connect with each other and organise their first date at a live sporting event or concert.
  4. Gossyp: Friendship. Dating. Reimagined with your voice. – In-app calls are the only way to communicate on Gossyp and users aren’t required to add their name to their public profile.
  5. has acquired – MeetHereNow provides an alternative to online dating, encouraging face-to-face meet ups at offline speed dating events.

Dominic Whitlock

Dominic is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from Devon, England he achieved a BA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Reading. He enjoys a variety of sports and has a further passion for film and music.

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