Social dating the economics of dating


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Last year, Badoo launched a facial recognition feature which allows users to upload an image of a person they like, whether that’s a celebrity and someone they know, and find other Badoo users who look similar. It’s even open to those who are simply beard-curious.

Bumble’s USP is that it challenges female users to make the first move, basically eliminating the bro-culture of other dating platforms. ‘Join, reserve, unlock and drive’ — it really is that simple.

But unlike other apps, Stitch suggest wholesome activities such as wine tasting and salsa dancing for users that have been out of the dating game for a number of years.

What if there was a dating app that provided potential matches based on musical listening preferences?

Launched by Russian tech entrepreneur Andrey Andreev, Badoo is the biggest dating app in the world. Bristlr is basically a niche dating pool of exclusively bearded men, and people who want to date them.