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”.
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.
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.
Dating is fun, and finding a date should be too. But most dating sites feel more like work than play. People go onto these sites looking for a connection, yet find the process to be more like job hunting. Profiles are like resumes, messages like cover letters. Girls get inundated, and guys ignored. It works, but it’s a chore.