Internet dating exclusivity

"The most important thing that Tinder or Ok Cupid can offer is a wide dating pool.For sure, there’s gonna be more verified Twitter users on Tinder than there will be on an app that’s limited to just verified Twitter users.It’s been 22 years since Gary Kremen, the commercial pioneer of online dating, promised, "will bring more love to the planet than anything since Jesus Christ." The proliferation of online dating hasn’t been quite so revolutionary or dramatic.Since the turn of the century, however, millions of Americans, young and old, have indeed flocked to online dating sites.

Blue's emphasis on exclusivity strikes common ground with other dating apps such as Raya and Tinder Select, two gated dating communities reserved for celebrities and select power users.

As efficient as apps can make dating feel, a user might burn through all their most promising Blue matches in just under a month.

For now, the premium Blue extension is free for its limited membership of 1,000 trial users in New York, L. Loveflutter will implement a monthly fee once Blue launches in full.

Daigo Smith, cofounder of the dating app Loveflutter, which launched in 2014, tells me he’s developed the antidote to Tinder’s emphasis on attractiveness.

Loveflutter bills itself as the wordy, meaningful alternative to Tinder’s addictive, hot-or-not, smartphone touchscreen mashing.

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