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Startup Roundup – 3rd May

GDI is constantly on the lookout for new players, disruptive business models, and innovative technologies in the online dating market.

This Startup Roundup is presented in partnership with The Social Discovery Group, who are currently eager to connect with startups in the social discovery and online dating space.

After – Because you deserve more than just a match: Looking to revolutionise the online dating space, the After app fosters meaningful connections with unique features such as daily mental health check-ins, empowering mantras, dating guides, and anti-ghosting measures. The platform is still under development, and is led by CEO Katie Dissanayake, who also serves as Director of Communications for the Hud dating app.

MyTruDate – Secure & trustworthy dating: Now inviting singles to join its waitlist, MyTruDate prides itself on its thorough safety measures, which include ID verification, criminal background checks, and exclusive membership. The dating app has already formed partnerships with security solution providers Vouched, ActiveFence, and Tessera Data in its mission to foster safer romantic connections.

Club Pillar – Sober dating & community building: Co-founded by fashion designer & TV star Leah McSweeney, this new platfom is focused on forming connections between those interested in sobriety. Set for launch later this year, the brand looks to address damaging perceptions about sobriety and show the world “how sexy sober can be”.

In Case You Missed It! Here’s last week’s Startup Roundup:

Turn Up – Match through music: With over 1 million downloads, this dating platform looks to connect singles based on compatible music tastes. Users can impress a potential match by completing a customised music quiz, and use the platform to find companions for upcoming concerts.

Flirt Shirt – Be your own wingman: This new platform enables singles to create a t-shirt displaying the simple question ‘Wanna Date Me?’ alongside a QR code for interested parties to get in contact. The Flirt Shirt is going viral on TikTok, with the company’s videos receiving millions of views.

Breakup Freedom – For those going through a break up: This platform aims to be a go-to resource for those going through a breakup, or experiencing heartbreak. The app helps track milestones in the healing journey and fosters a community full of advice-sharing and support.

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