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"All the online-first sites felt dated to us,” explains Antidate's co-founder Hatty Kingsley-Miller. But it does contain a number of features which we think a young, confident, social audience will love.” “It's the only app to have a truly asymmetric experience," Kingsley-Miller says.
“Mobile daters don't have any non-mass-market, non-bland, progressive options. "Girls can see the guys on a map, but guys can't see the girls at all unless they are approached via a 'tap'.
So women get to filter out unwanted advances and guys get to sit back and way for women to come calling.
“When we first talked about a dating app, Tinder hadn’t launched and the only mobile dating apps we knew about were the gay ones like Grindr.
“We have thought a lot about what irritates guys and girls about the current workings of the dating world and have set out to improve them," Kingsley-Miller continues.
"People post out-of-date pictures, just want to swipe or email but not to meet, or the profiles are entirely fake.
We also knew that online dating conversations are five times more like to continue if started by a girl.
We had stumbled on a way of flipping the first move through the app so guys had to do very little and girls were way more in control.” Currently Antidate is for straight dating only, although the plan is to expand to a LBGTQ offering in time — once they’ve figure out how best to flip expectations in the various non-hetro dating spheres.
After an in-depth assessment of the market, we kicked off an exploratory process (thanks Liz and Mette!
) and decided to pivot, refining the key concepts around visibility preference and real-time tracking.
We knew girls wouldn’t want to be viewable on a map so came up with the idea of an asymmetric experience for guys and girls,” says co-founder Mo Saha.