Startup Roundup

Startup Roundup – 31st May

This Startup Roundup is presented in partnership with The Social Discovery Group, who are currently eager to connect with startups in the social discovery and online dating space.

BarFli – Know who is single for the night: This social-first dating app is all about setting up in-person, instant dates in real time. BarFli digitises the traditional approach of offering to buy someone a drink in the bar, removing the risk of rejection by letting users see who is single and interested via the app before approaching.

blindmate – Let your friends do the swiping for you: Taking the approach that your friends know you better than you know yourself, laidback dating app blindmate lets them do the swiping for you. Currently available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the app sees your profile complete by your friends, with matches entering into a ‘BlindChat’ with no photographs available, just the belief that your friends think the two of you would get on great. As the chat progresses, images and profile details are revealed a little at a time.

Alma – Matchmaking meets AI to foster more genuine connections: Alma harnesses the power of AI with advanced algorithms that analyse user data sets to cut to more meaningful matches, more quickly. A calendar syncing feature suggests possible dates for meeting early in the process and will generate a list of potential dates based on shared interests.

In Case You Missed It! Here’s last week’s Startup Roundup:

Duolicious – Online dating, but based and true love-pilled: With over 50,000 users, this dating app uses personality tests, communities, and a unique matching algorithim to connect compatible singles. The platform has been received with controversy online, being dubbed the “femcel dating app”.

TinDog – For dog owners: This social dating app looks to connect dog owners, offering users the ability to filter by distance, interests and other categories. This ultimately helps users to find dogs in their area and see information about their owners.

Zoukru – Connecting Black people all over the world: This platform serves black people and people of other ethnicities who love black love and are interested in meeting other singles. Beyond its matchmaking services, it also looks to provide coaching and styling services.

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