Dating Pro Digest: “Chat first see later” blind dating game app “Heartcade”; Free 150k self-love gifts from S’More and “nate” for Valentine’s day; List of Polyamorous dating sites in 2021; The LGBTQ dating app in China launches group “Voice Chat Rooms”; BLK dating app celebrates Black love and starts campaign “Once You Go BLK”.
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Dating industry news digest:
- “Chat first see later” blind dating game app “Heartcade”;
- Free 150k self-love gifts from S’More and “nate” for Valentine’s day;
- List of Polyamorous dating sites in 2021;
- The LGBTQ dating app in China launches group “Voice Chat Rooms”;
- BLK dating app celebrates Black love and starts campaign “Once You Go BLK”.
“Chat first see later” blind dating game app “Heartcade”
Heartcade is a blind dating game app where you can’t see your match before chatting. This app is perfect for those who are looking for long-lasting relationships.
Amy Ge, the founder of the app, believes that when people play games they make good connections and virtual friendships. There is no swiping in Heartcade, users are given 48 hours to talk to their match without sharing any images of themselves or any other personal information.
Users are matched through an algorithm that analyzes their preferences. Since Heartcade is a combination of “heart” and “arcade”, there are some rewards for several actions, such as starting a conversation and other challenges.
The rewards are even given for responding, to get rid of “ghosting” and keep users active in the app. If there is a connection between users, then continue to chat and reveal their photos, if there is no, users can unmatch each other so that they will never be matched again.
Amy Ge points out that Heartcade is focusing on the “slow dating process”, to avoid any anxiety or difficulty to make a choice.
Heartcade will be ready for download at the end of February on both Android and Apple.
Free 150k self-love gifts from S’More and “nate” for Valentine’s day
“nate” is a new artificial intelligence shopping app that understands web code and fills out anything that is needed for humans.
S’More collaborated with “nate” to celebrate Valentine’s day and make happy 150k users who will download “nate” and follow S’More’s list.
One user will get one free self-love gift. Presents are beauty products, chocolates, books, etc. To make it fancier, some of the products are from D’Andra Simmons of The Real Housewives of Dallas and Carl Radke of Summer House, and Raza Farahan from Shah of Sunset.
Already on the first day of the promotion, 1000 gifts were given to lucky singles.
Meanwhile, S’More works on its own dating show and closed a $2.1 million funding round.
List of Polyamorous dating sites in 2021
For non-monogamous couples it is quite hard to find poly dating opportunities. Datingnews.com listed several poly dating sites and apps for open-minded people.
The top polyamorous dating sites are Ashley Madison, BeNaughty, Adult Friend Finder, FriendFinder-X, Flirt.com, Tinder, OkCupid, Plenty of Fish. Most of these apps have the option for couples to find an additional partner, bisexual singles, and sexually active dating groups.
Ashley Madison –rating 4.8 out of 5. The site positions itself as a married dating site, providing users to opt whether they are attached or unattached. It has over 54 million profiles worldwide and the possibility to see matches while traveling in other cities. Ashley Madison allows users to have one-night stands tactful.
BeNaughty – rating 4.8 out of 5. The site is perfect for hookups and short romances. It provides users to look up profiles for free and no need for mutual matching, also, it has a wide range of search filters, including appearance and lifestyle. It has 13.3 million monthly with a gender ratio of 48% man and 52% woman.
AdultFriendFinder – rating 4.7 out of 5. The site offers free and fast registration, and also all-inclusive membership, that allows to watch explicit content and visit chatrooms. It has 25.5 million monthly users with a gender ratio of 65% man and 35% woman.
FriendFinder-X – rating 4.5 out of 5. The site allows users to discuss their sexual desires, fetishes, and fantasies in group forums. Users can have photos and striptease videos on their profiles, and the ability to chat live. Although the FriendFinder-X is known to be for cheaters because of its anonymity option, it is positioned as a safe site since no personal information except for gender and email address has to be added. It has 1.2 million monthly users with a gender ratio of 64% man and 36% woman.
Flirt.com – rating 4.5 out of 5. This site offers anonymity and private communication. It has more than 70 million dating profiles and exchange of explicit pictures and adult videos. It has 1 million monthly users with a gender ratio of 48% men and 52% women.
The best dating sites are not positioned as polyamorous, but when looked through search filters, there are some poly open-minded singles. Many dating sites do not allow users to register as a couple.
Polyandry, when a woman has multiple husbands, and polygamy, when a man has many wives is outlawed in the U.S.
The LGBTQ dating app in China launches group “Voice Chat Rooms”
Blued, gay social app, provided their users with audio chats in China. Now users can join voice chat rooms with their friends in their preferred language.
The first trials of the feature were in Japan and India. Blued always tries to meet the diverse interests of its LGBTQ community, that is why there are a bunch of themed chat rooms about friends, love, life stories, specific interests, and amusement.
There are two options with audio chats, they can be private or public. The “Community” feature was released last year to create a forum with rooms categorized by interests and preferences of Blued people.
Besides, to create a more safe and carrying environment, Blued introduced photo verification in Latin America and speed-dating function in several global markets.
BLK dating app celebrates Black love and starts campaign “Once You Go BLK”
BLK, Match Group’s dating app for Black singles, launched an advertising campaign to embrace being young, Black, and follow your life path.
This campaign is aimed to fix the old phrase “Once you go, Black, you don’t go back”. It has video interviews of BLK users that show how real people date, what different kinds of relationships offer and what to look for in a potential partner.
According to Jonathan Kirkland, Head of Marketing at BLK, this campaign focuses on important community topics such as support to Black-owned businesses. #BLKVoices was released in June and allows users to speak out their opinions.
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