Dating has become big business since Tinder’s launch in 2013 that made dating easy with the simplicity of a swipe. Bumble recently announced plans to go public at what is expected to be an $8B+ valuation. New entrants are lining up to offer new solutions to people for a chance at love. S’More, a dating app launched by a former Bumble executive, is focused on building real connections between potential matches by taking out the superficiality found in the traditional apps. The majority of the dating apps are designed to focus on pictures on the profile and initial user interactions are driven mostly by physical attraction. On the other hand, S’More fosters conversation and actually getting to know your potential suitor by obscuring photos initially. As the conversation progresses, the photos become unblurred. AlleyWatch caught up with CEO and Founder Adam Cohen-Aslatei to learn more about the company’s progress since launching, future plans, and latest funding round from investors that include Benson Oak Ventures, WorkPlay Ventures, Gaingels VC, LOUD Capital/Pride Fund, Boston Harbor Angels, SideCar Angels, and a number of individual angel investors.
Over time, relationships fall into predictable patterns, with couples struggling to discover new experiences to build memories and bond over. Cobble is the latest app trying to solve this problem. Designed for people in committed relationships, Cobble allows couples to discover new local experiences and plan activities for date night. The interface provides a curated list of engaging, fun activities ranging from comedy shows to restaurant recommendations that couples can individually swipe on. When both people swipe right, the app then allows scheduling, booking reservations, and purchasing tickets, making it easy to get the date on the books. Jordan Scott to discuss the company’s launch, traction, and future plans.
Lesley Eccles cofounded a unicorn with her husband. The toll on a relationship that building a flourishing business brings led her to launch an interactive relationship training app so that what we can all be our best selves for our partners. Meet Relish…
A new dating app is on the scene and it’s trying to make online dating less superficial. S’more is the dating app for millennials, prioritizing conversation over appearances with a novel approach where the respective profile photos of two matched individuals are progressively unblurred based on the engagement in conversation. S’more is completely free for […]
I spent over $120K fighting an abuser through the justice system. I realized if that it was hard for me – a white, educated, privileged woman with access to capital – it must be very difficult for the average individual. I am making it my mission to protect people from becoming a victim of not only an abuser but of the justice system.
Relationships take work. Every couple fights; the most common arguments stem from money and delegation of responsibilities, but not every couple takes the time to step back to truly assess and work on their relationship. Relish is the relationship training app that gives couples a convenient and personalized way for couples to strengthen their relationship. […]
Dating app Hinge has been acquired by the Match Group, which owns and operates over 50 global relationship brands including Match, Tinder, OKCupid, and Plenty of Fish. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed but Match is acquiring a 51% stake in Hinge with the option to purchase the remaining shares over the […]
Dating norms vary from culture to culture and the difference is pronounced among the Asian American community. EastMeetEast was born to cater to English-speaking Asians to date in the US. Stacked with features that serve and understand the dating norms in Asian culture, the app is suited to find matches based on specific criteria that […]
With the national discussion surrounding dating norms and expectations, there needs to be a place for women to freely discuss the complexities of modern relationships – especially relationships that are fueled by online dating. Bolde is a safe place where women can discuss challenges when it comes to dating and being single. The media company […]