Lending a hand to those suffering from swipe fatigue is Australian dating service Matchsmith. Founded by Holly Bartter, Matchsmith provides clients with assistance in “navigating their online dating life”.
Founded by husband and wife duo Celeste and Hui Ong, who sold restaurant directory and review site Eatability to Optus in 2012 for $6 million, Pair is “designed to bring safety, respect and honesty to dating”.
“Be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry.” It’s perhaps not a message one would expect to find on viral Instagram posts and prominent billboards advertising a dating app, but it’s the message Bumble went with.
Spota brands itself as a “social discovery” app, and looks to blend the online and the off by allowing users to connect with people they see in real life.
Predominantly aimed at LGBTQI users, Winkd is a dating app looking to bring the act of meeting someone back to its roots.
Two Peas is a dating app with a focus on using strict search parameters to create a more profound connection experience for its users.
Sydney’s Clinks is an “icebreaker” app that looks to eliminate time wasters by easily allowing its pool of more socially inclined users to set up a meeting.
If the company name Coffee Meets Bagel sounds familiar to you, it would be because earlier this year its founders, three sisters, Arum, Dawoon and Soo Kang famously turned down a $30 million acquisition offer from Mark Cuban on their recent appearance on the US version of television show Shark Tank.
Blind dates set up by mutual friends have a bad track record in romantic comedies, but a new startup has taken the concept and created a platform it hopes will change the online dating landscape through trust.
Australian entrepreneurs Dan Joyce and Jared Mooring have turned to UK based equity crowdfunding platform CrowdCube to raise seed funds for their new venture, My Mate Your Date.