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The Latest Niche Dating App Cuddli Helps Geeks, Dweebs, And Goobers Meet

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If cosplay is your idea of dressing up and your ideal vacation is a trip to a galaxy far, far away, a new app wants to help you meet your nerdy match.

Cuddli, available on both iOS and Android, is a self-described “dating app for geeks” where single oddballs can bond over common interests, a shared culture, and that most important predictor of compatibility, fandom.

Co-founders Steve Tauber, Robert Walker, and Pinguino Kolb designed Cuddli to be a safe and fun space where geeks are the popular kids and interests like gaming and Comic Con are celebrated, not ridiculed.

Dating App Pheramor Matches Using Your DNA

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There’s another new dating app with a catchy hook debuting this month, this time involving your DNA. Pheramor, described by news website Wired as “23andMe meets Tinder meets monogamy” matches its users according to their genetic compatibility. The dating app launched this month in Houston, Texas.

For $19.99, Pheramor will mail you a kit so you can submit your saliva samples for testing. Then for an additional $10 per month, you can use the service and start receiving genetic-compatible matches.

The company was founded by two genetics experts, so the science figures prominently into the matching process. If chemistry is detected through pheromones, then why not assume romance and love will follow? Pheramor is trying to separate itself from the hook-up reputation of Tinder and appeal to more serious daters.

New Dating App Ditto Experiments With Mutually Exclusive Matches

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Fans of online dating cite access to a massive pool of potential matches as one of its best features. Detractors, on the other hand, call choice overload one of online dating’s greatest failures. If you fall into the latter camp, a new app is here to help ease the woes of overwhelm.

Ditto starts out like any other Tinder copycat. Users swipe through profiles until they spot one that catches their eye. They swipe right to indicate interest, and a right swipe in return makes a match.

That’s where things get interesting. On Ditto, matches are mutually exclusive until someone unmatches. Think of it as the dating app version of monogamy. A match can only be made with one person at a time, and swiping through other users is disabled until someone decides to end their current match.

New iOS App 'Do I Date' Promises To Be A "TripAdvisor For People"

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For restaurant reviews, you turn to Yelp. For travel reviews, you turn to TripAdvisor. And if a new app plays its cards right, you could soon be turning to it to review your dates.

Do I Date boldly dubs itself “the essential pre-dating discovery experience.” Founded by Terry Amsbury and Jamie Forsyth, the app aims to become a ratings hub for singles where users can review and share their dating adventures (and misadventures) for the benefit of others. The lofty long-term goal, as Amsbury explained to the London Evening Standard, is to “be the most honest dating app out there.”

Forsyth and Amsbury were struck by inspiration after hearing female friends discuss their split opinions on receiving explicit pictures from male dates. Some were pro, some were con, and the future founders had a revelation: wouldn’t it be great if you knew what you were getting into ahead of time?

Feeld Launches New Augmented Reality Dating App Signal

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Augmented Reality is the future of dating, at least according to the folks at Feeld. The company whose original app was marketed to those interested in threesomes is betting their new app Signal will be revolutionary for the online dating market.

Signal will hit the market in the summer of 2018 according to Feeld. It works by giving members access to a secret location visible through the app, allowing them to meet people this way instead of endless matching and messaging.

The company notes that most dating apps operate in a way that is counterproductive to what people want. Instead of encouraging folks to meet in real life and leave the app, the apps have created a game-like stickiness. App users become addicted to swiping and being on the app rather than pursuing “real-life” relationships.

Feeld Relaunches With A Mobile-Friendly Interface And Expanded Mission

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Launched in London as 3nder in 2014, Feeld began as a dating platform for singles and couples looking for the illusive ménage à trois. The media quickly branded it “Tinder for threesomes,” and before long, the company found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit served by Tinder itself.

Though that would be disastrous news for almost any other fledgling startup, 3nder bravely rebranded and came back better than ever. As Feeld, the app now calls itself “a space where you can find your people and experience what you really desire.” The focus is on community, and the app caters not just to those looking for group action in the sack, but to anyone kinky, open-minded, into polyamory, outside the gender-binary, or simply curious.

Feeld was recently re-released with a new design to enhance the mobile experience for iOS and Android users. This marks the first of many updates intended to bring Feeld back into the spotlight, including an account pairing option, a revamped navigation system, and a location changing feature.