Online dating is a huge business, but most dating sites are still stuck in the 90s. They don’t take advantage of developments in video and social networking, and they don’t have good mobile experiences.
Here are a few startups I met at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that want to bring online dating into the modern era.
Michael Cafferata, a firefighter, started VideoDate on the side.
Digital dating is nothing to scoff at; it’s a big business, and it’s changed a lot of lives — mostly for the better. Yet, while dating has seen enormous progress during the Digital Era, there’s still a lot garbage out there, and the space is still mostly dominated by a handful of old names.
After rebranding from MyYearbook more than a year ago, social network MeetMe is off and running on its next big adventure. It’s a Tinder meets Vine social dating play, and it’s called Charm.
MeetMe’s focus has always been on meeting new people who may end up being great friends.
Today marks the soft launch of the The League, a Tinder-esque dating app that adds a layer of class-awareness (or at least job status) for those looking for true affection in their mobile dating experience.
The pitch from The League’s founder and chief executive, Amanda Bradford, is that by adding LinkedIn and geolocation data about what someone does and roughly where they live to the&
Winter Wolves Releases Dating/Farming Sim: The Flower Shop
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Winter Wolves, developers of several award-winning dating sim and visual novels, has announced the release of The Flower Shop, a dating and farming simulation.
“I wanted to create a story with universal appeal, with strong romantic elements and enchanting artwork.