Same-day dating app ToDate has seen a 209% increase in its user base since the start of 2023, with a subscriber increase of 176%.
The app reports that during Valentine’s week, it saw a 29% spike in users looking for a date. This was confirmed by the platform’s research which found two-thirds of UK adults wanted to go out for an expensive meal on the romantic day, unconcerned by cost-of-living issues.
ToDate’s significant growth in users has come irregardless of its comprehensive safety features, including full ID verification via photo recognition technology which cross-references ID documents to reduce catfishing and fraud.
The platform is now looking to embark on its seed funding round to help continue its mission of getting singles out on dates.
“We want to become the go-to platform for people looking to get out on actual dates and find real romance, and it is fantastic to see our usership spike so much to start the year”, said Nick Purewal, CEO for ToDate.
“Daters don’t want to scroll, they want to meet up for dinner or go to an art gallery or go for drinks, they want to date, and our app is the perfect place for hopeful singles to do just that – and we hope we can help even more people to find love over the coming year”, Purewal continued.
“It is a really exciting time for ToDate with our rising userbase and upcoming Series A funding round. We have seen great uptake on the app to start 2023 and hope even more daters sign-up to go on real dates, especially with Spring around the corner”, said CPO Mani Kular.
“Safety is a central part of our offering, and clearly a feature our users value highly, so we will continue to cultivate a safe environment on the ToDate app to support and protect our users in their journey for romance”, Kular shared.