Russia Launching New Dating App Lovina on its Most Popular Social Platform

  • Friday, September 27 2019 @ 01:25 pm
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Russia’s largest social media platform VKontakte is going head-to-head with Tinder and Badoo by launching its own dating app.

According to The Moscow Times, VKontakte’s Lovina is a video-centric dating app, offering a video chat option to people who like each other over the app and a “carousel” of short videos for a quick communication between random users who are browsing through the app. Executives behind Lovina say that providing video as the main way for users to connect is a better method than what traditional dating apps like Tinder offer, because video is much more revealing than photos or a written profile. Plus, there’s less chance of someone faking a video compared to photos.

Challengr App Encourages Users To ‘Swipe Less, Live More’

  • Thursday, September 26 2019 @ 09:35 am
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Ask singles what they don’t like about dating apps and the grievances come pouring in. Profiles are too shallow. Pictures are heavily filtered or edited. Swiping to match is too superficial. Messages are cut and pasted. Conversations rarely lead to a date. Ghosting.

Garrett Fritz, an MIT aerospace engineer who began his career building helicopter simulators, aims to address these complaints with a new dating platform. Challengr requires users to create and respond to ‘Challenges’ within the app in order to match. A Challenge is a text-based question, dare, or thought that you think represents yourself or your ideal match. It could be as simple as “What was the last podcast you listened to?” or as intense as “Show me a video of you bench pressing your bodyweight.”

Dating App Hiki Launches for Autistic Daters

  • Friday, September 20 2019 @ 12:23 pm
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New dating app Hiki launched this month, and it is the first of its kind to cater specifically to the Autistic community.

Founder Jamil Karriem was inspired to create the app with help from his cousin with Autism, who expressed his loneliness and fear that he wouldn’t be able to find someone special. Karriem decided that he wanted to create a safe digital space that would allow those with special needs to connect, whether for friendship or dating. The word “hiki” itself means “able” in Hawaiian.

Karriem told Yahoo! Finance that he didn’t want to limit the app just to dating, but that often people in the Autistic community are interested in finding new friends, too. The Hiki app allows users to swipe left or right, depending upon what it is they’re looking for — friendship or romance.

New Y Combinator Startup ‘Waves’ Matches Users Based On Sexual Compatibility

  • Wednesday, September 04 2019 @ 08:57 am
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The pressure to write the perfect dating profile is enormous. It needs to be confident but not arrogant, intriguing but not cryptic, unique but not outlandish, alluring but not unapproachable. There’s nothing easy about condensing your personality into a few carefully curated sentences and photographs. Inevitably, things must be left out. But which things?

For many users, the answer is sexual preferences. It’s an easy detail to omit - and some would say the rules of decency require such details to be omitted - but brothers Emerson and Morris Hsieh see things differently. The young co-founders launched Waves, a dating app that allows users to match based on sexual interests, and are currently part of famed incubator Y Combinator’s Summer 2019 batch.

Our New Hily Review is now Online

  • Thursday, August 15 2019 @ 10:50 am
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Hily is a relatively new dating app that is just 2 years old. Hily stands for "Hey, I Like You" and has gathered over 5 million members since launch and is now a top 10 revenue generating dating app in the app stores (iOS and Android). When Hily launched they touted their artificial intelligence (AI) which is designed to help stop scammers and fake profiles being created. Hily also has AI which is used for matching members together. The more you use their app the better the matching will be as Hily will learn what type of profiles you like based on who you view and like. Working on our review we found Hily is geared more to younger adults and has a similar swipe mechanics of liking or passing on matches as other competing dating apps.

Hily is one of the few dating apps doing well that is not owned by a larger online dating company that has multiple brands. Alex Pasykov, and Yan Pronin are the founders and Hily's headquarters is in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For complete details on this dating service including a list of features, pros, and cons of the service, you can read our new Hily review.

Our New Tagged Review is now Online

  • Thursday, August 08 2019 @ 09:26 am
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Tagged is our latest dating service review. The service is available from their website at or as an app on iOS and Android (the app is the preferred method of access since it has been updated with the latest features).

Tagged is another service that has been around a long time that we had never reviewed. The main reason is, it was launched in 2004 as a social discovery website and wasn't really used as a dating platform. After 2011 and when Tagged launched their apps is when the service become more about meeting people online for dating.

The Meet Group which owns Tagged (along with MeetMe, Hi5, Skout, Lovoo, and Growlr) has marketed the Tagged dating service for adults in their 20's and 30's. All of The Meet Group of dating apps share similar features including one of their most popular feature live video streaming of members. Streaming also allows members who are popular enough to make money with Tagged.

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