Dating Pro Digest: BBC Show On Dating Cons; Swoovy App Makes First Dates Meaningful; Kippo Connects Gamers; Tinder’s ‘Don’t Fly Solo’ Campaign
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Dating industry news digest for today: New BBC One show about online dating cons; Swoovy app makes first dates more meaningful; New dating app Kippo connects gamers; Tinder’s new Don’t Fly Solo campaign
“If it makes you nervous, you’re doing it right.” —Childish Gambino
New BBC One show about online dating cons
A new BBC documentary series ‘For Love or Money’ about dating fraud was just announced.
Show stares actress Kym Marsh and reporter Ashley John-Baptiste and aims to expose most popular strategies online scammers use.
The hosts will also share practical bits of advice on how to stay safe and evade scammers.
Kym herself had an experience in this field — a man thought he had been in a ten-year romantic relationship with her after connecting with someone using her photos online.
Swoovy app makes first dates more meaningful
Dating app Swoovy is an Austin based app.
They send users on volunteer dates like packaging food for the elderly, creating art with homeless people to help them make an income, or attending shelter animal adoption events.
Swoovy co-founder Brooke Waupsh said: “There are so many people spending their time finding a partner to fulfill that personal piece of their life, so I thought, why not do both?”
New dating app Kippo connects gamers
Kippo developers are gamers themselves, app structure and matching revolve around the gaming culture.
Apps matching system is based on a series of questions about the user’s tastes and game preferences. Based on this data, the system matches with potential partners who have the same preferences.
After a successful match, users have 24 hours to either send a text message or form a party and hit up a few levels together as a duo.
Tinder’s new Don’t Fly Solo campaign
Their new campaign encourages people to use Tinder as a wat yo connect other people in a new location when traveling.
The campaign goes under ‘Don’t Fly Solo’ slogan.
A statement from Tinder says: “Next time you travel, we’ll be your wingmate. Meet people wherever you’re headed, find the underground scene, and never miss a connection.”
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