Americans now have a new way of finding that perfect someone. While there are tons of different dating apps out there, one that’s been a hit in Europe for the past four years finally launched in the U.S. yesterday.
The app is called Once, and it’s known as the “slow dating” app because it values quality over quantity. Instead of getting bombarded by so-called matches, it actually only matches users with one person a day. And while this may drag out the process a bit, it sounds like a lot of people may be all for it, since a survey by the app finds 40% of singles are suffering from “swipe fatigue.”
What makes the app even more appealing, especially to women, is that it allows them to rate their dates, using a system similar to Uber and Lyft. Gals are able to share reviews on all sorts of things like their actual dates, the accuracy of a users' profile picture and even conversations, which is then available to other Once users.
While this may seem extreme, a survey by the app reveals why exactly it’s necessary for women to have as much info about a date as possible. The poll finds that 80% of women don’t like dating apps because they’ve dealt with inappropriate behavior in the past, like being propositioned for sex, or being made to feel unsafe. What’s more, 51% say they were worried about their safety when meeting with someone from a dating app, while 82% say they would feel better using an app that rates users.
Source: IT Briefing