Dating on demand online
Launched in October 2013 on i OS and the end of June on Android, during the last 12 months, Pure users have created more than 1 million meeting requests.
Before launch, the Pure waiting list was 100,000 people and during July alone, 50,000 new users signed up.
Rather than trying to find the perfect guy or girl via endless swiping and messaging, it’s centered around your needs and desires right then (“I want to meet at this bar Friday at 9 p.m.") — and the guy or girl can step up to fit into your schedule and your life. Second, Clover finds the date partner who is open to the same schedule and proposed date time and has also expressed interest in you.
, and it takes a lot of effort to find a real connection,” says Clover CEO Isaac Raichyk, who is the former head of the Vine-like social video sharing service Keek. We want to streamline the entire dating process and put meeting in the real world back into focus.” And lest anyone think Clover is more like the now defunct Crazy Blind Date, there is a sophisticated pairing algorithm for matches in play.
The methodology is actually called PAIR and stands for personality (interests, political views, social type), attributes (everything from attractiveness to height to age), intention (hookup or serious), and reputation (based on in-app feedback).
“Clover users are not going on blind dates,” Raichyk says.
She says, Whim has more highly screened, quality clientele and date booking is more precise (down to the app picking the location for you).
Competitors Tinder and How About We did not respond to requests for comment for this story. That is not true of these other apps," says San Francisco-based Peters, who is a former product lead at OKCupid.
“I tell my friends to use Whim if they just want to get out and meet people.” Indeed, meeting people is the main thrust of on-demand dating, says Edmunds of Global Dating Insights.The recent upsurge of “on-demand dating” promises to end all that.These apps instead promise a near instantaneous, face-to-face date (yes, IRL) in as little as two taps of the finger.Clover, Whim, Pure and How About We's Tonight app offer on-demand functions which cut to the chase so you can aggressively get on each others’ calendars, stat.Clover, which just closed million in funding (bringing total investment to million) is the current golden child of on-demand dating and was just featured as a best new app in the Apple store.