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Startup Roundup – 10th 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.

fluddr – Date deeper. Love stronger: Launching later this year, fluddr aims to understand each user’s six dimensions of intimacy: emotional, intellectual, social, physical, bedroom, and spiritual. It’s already partnered with identity verification platform CLEAR to provide a safer dating experience.

ABYOW – Ex to next: This dating app adopts an ‘anti-swiping’ model by aiming to get two singles in a conversation with one another in less than 30 seconds.

Singles on Socials DC – For DC’s most eligible singles: This small network organises happy hour mixers for singles in Washington DC, with over 700 followers on Instagram currently.

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

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”.

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