Down with dating review
With a quick Internet search, you’ll find an array of these new apps ranging from the good, the gimmicky, and the downright bizarre. Most of us don’t have the time to sign up for more than one or two of these services, let alone go on any actual dates.
So Venture Beat asked two brave volunteers to sign up for five online dating services.
Down, which is available on i OS and Android, also is launching a new feature called “Daily Picks,” where users get the 10 best matches of the day instead of having to swipe through hundreds, if not thousands, of people to find a match.
“It’s just an easy way of popping into the app, spending 30 seconds and then going on with your day – make sure you get that date set up for the week and feel like it’s not an overwhelming process, but it’s something that just fits into your life,” Hodge said.
In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well.
Here is America's ranking of 11 popular dating apps, as measured by Applause: Hinge's innovation was that it only matched you with your extended social network — friends of friends.
They also had minimal costs because he had been the only full-time employee lately, down from six staffers in its earlier days.
The original Bang With Friends gained a lot of early attention for its controversial concept.
Out of growing frustration with the dating market, Colin Hodge cofounded Down (formerly known as Bang with Friends) in January 2013 as a way for people to explicitly, and privately, state what they’re looking for without embarrassment.Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.But the attention also generated a lot of criticism.Because it dealt with sex, he says he saw a “target on his back.” Down, The App Formerly Known As Bang With Friends, Relaunches On The i Phone Bang With Friends Rebrands As ' Down' To Match You With Friends Of Friends By Hotness Bang With Friends To Change Names After Trademark Settlement With Zynga Calling this an “unlikely exit,” Hodge says “we’re proud to have survived it.” It’ll be interesting to see how Down fits into Paktor’s existing business.