“Many online daters complain that while Tinder has opened up a whole new pool of potential matches, these connections rarely lead to offline dates,” says Simon Edmunds, editor of London-based Global Dating Insights.“Matches are made, and conversations are started, but because of the gamified nature of the app, it is hard to know whether users are serious about meeting up.“Our team has worked very hard over the past year, it’s nice to see so many positive reviews.It’s been a long time but, today Dating On Demand returned to Toucher & Rich.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.The cable companies find people looking for love and film their answers to questions.The guy they found for today is named Daniel and he’s 19. Ladies take a listen to all this guy has to offer because he really wants to date you.
He’s been working on it since April of last year and has since assembled a small team: Eddy Ahmed, founder of mobile development shop App Jel, is working as QT's part-time CTO and co-founder; and Peter Wallace, founder of viral marketing startup Mettle, just started working, as another co-founder, on the app’s user interface full-time.
On-demand dating has emerged as a result of this — .” A billion industry as of 2014 with a growth rate of 5% yearly, online dating is catering to an increasingly cynical, time-starved single adult who is tired of longwinded icebreakers and time-suck apps like Tinder, et al.
Enter efficient, meeting-focused dating apps — which at times share more in common with apps like Lifebooker than with Tinder.
This announcement comes in addition to a recent app redesign and the creation of an app for the Apple Watch, which may have had something to do with Apple featuring them.
“We jumped out of our seats when we saw the email from Apple saying they wanted to feature Clover in the App Store,” says Isaac Raichyk, CEO of Clover.