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Startup Roundup – 26th April

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.

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.

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

Bored of Dating Apps – Taking Dating Offline: Named among ‘the Hottest Dating Trends for 2024′ by Cosmpolitan UK, this offline dating company has been organising events across the UK for over two years. Beyond the typical ‘Anti-Dating App Socials’, the company is also organising friendship-focused events such as a girls only spa night.

Amo Dating – Stop Swiping Start Dating: Operating across Belgium, this organisation arranges speed dating events for singles. An average event brings together between 20 and 30 singles for 3 minute speed dates. The platfom also organises ‘matched dates’ where compatible singles are connected using a personality test.

SDM – Sweet & Discreet Meet: Available on the Google Play Store, this dating app is designed for generous men & attractive women to meet local like-minded people. The platform has over 100,000 downloads so far, and promises to deliever a fun & welcoming dating community based on respect and inclusion.

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