As a result, few dating sites/apps have really taken off, while the largest players in the dating world — incumbents like and Ok Cupid — continue to hold the most mindshare among daters.
These incumbents can provide better matches and more structure, but they often require you to fill out a bunch of forms and tend to cater to a slightly older crowd.
credentials and makes algorithmic recommendations based on their profiles.
It’s a waiting game with plenty of rejection, which makes for a bad user experience.
And for women, it can be pretty darn creepy, if not overwhelming.
Regardless of what you think about digital dating sites, they encourage us to close our computers and get out there and meet new people. The problem is, of course, that there are infinite variations on social and mobile dating, from compatibility engines and social, Facebook-based platforms to game-ified bracelets and live video dating.
Then there are the quasi-dating, people-meeting sites like Grouper. A new LA-based startup backed by IAC — the Barry Diller-led digital media giant that also happens to own dating veteran — thinks it has a shot to catch your attention amidst the noise by throwing out the bells and whistles and keeping it simple.In terms of how it works: Tinder is location-enabled, in that it shows you other people who nearby it thinks you might like to know, connecting you if you’re interested.