Partow and co-founder Josh Wittman posit that a lot of online dating is something of a time suck – so in their app, you’re not allowed to talk with your matches before the first date.The woman's profile is invisible during the Q&A portion and narrows down a field of four to the one guy they want to chat with. 14, with an i OS release expected in March, and plans to expand to other cities around the country.
Related: This Tinder-esque Dating App Allows Users to Swipe Right Based on a Potential Match's Linked In Bio.
The app allows a female user to invite a group of men to answer a question about topics ranging from best Halloween costumes to the strangest place they've ever visited.
We’ve rounded up some of the latest and emerging apps on the market, many of which want to put the power in female user's hands and make the dating experience a little more like it could be IRL.
Related: 5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Online Dating Recently launched in San Francisco, The League is positioning itself as the option for high-achieving folks who are looking for the other half of a potential power couple – the tag line is "Date intelligently." The company was founded by a Stanford grad named Amanda Bradford who worked for Google, Sequoia Capital and Evernote before moving into the love game.
Bradford thinks that what sets The League apart from others on the market is that it presents more information right up front.
"The League combines data and social graphs from both Facebook and Linked In to offer separation between your work and personal life and much more context about a potential match…[which] allows young professionals to more easily connect on a less superficial level."The app has roughly 80,000 registered users.