We-Date has launched in Australia. Thanks to an investment from ACAC Innovation, the innovative dating app now has over 5,000 users in Australia and is growing fast.
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We Date article
Read the We-Date launch media release below:
NEW APP SET TO RIVAL TINDER BY PUTTING THE DATES BACK IN ONLINE DATING
More than two-thirds of us (68%) are wasting time on dating apps that never result in a date.
Sydney-based start-up, We-Date has launched its innovative new approach to online dating in the Australian market, announcing a winning formula set to rival competitors Tinder and Bumble as they put the ‘dates’ back in dating.
New research commissioned by the group found that more than two-thirds of Australians (68%) feel they are wasting their time on dating apps that never result in a date, and frankly, they’ve had enough of it.
But it’s not from a lack of trying – with a quarter of us (25%) admitting to engaging with online dating apps more than five times a day, and a further 13% of Australians attesting to engaging online more than 10 times a day in the quest to meet their match.
While women were more likely to feel they had wasted their time online than men – both genders agreed that when an online date had come to fruition, dates based on common interests over physical attraction had been far more successful.
We-Date Dating Psychologist, Renee Slanksy, said that it was not uncommon for men and women to feel disgruntled about ‘matching’ with people online but not meeting them, which was most prevalent for those in their 30s.
“Most Australians are engaging with online dating platforms to meet someone they can spend time with, not chat to over a screen all day – but unfortunately, not all online dating users share this same philosophy,” Ms Slanksy said.
“Some people, known as “Bubble Daters” are resorting to micro-relationships in the online bubble, driven through screens and lasting between three months to several years– without the commitment of a real relationship, in fear that they will miss out on something better.
“Chemistry doesn’t always equal compatibility, just like having a conversation or connection with someone over a phone doesn’t mean you will feel the same in person. You have to get to know who you are really dating, which requires stepping outside the bubble and meeting up in person.”
Enter We-Date, a new platform that encourages Australians to post a ‘date’ rather than just a gallery of photos of themselves. We-Date fast-tracks the process of meeting online to meeting offline face-to-face.
We-Date Co-Founder, Dave Holt, said that he had noticed a gap in the online dating market, and felt compelled to put ‘dating’ back on the table.
“While ‘hook-up’ platforms have their place in the market, there is definitely a need for an easy, authentic platform that enables Australians to go on real-time dates with those that share common interests.
We-Date puts the first date experience as the initial step in the equation, allowing Australians to post a ‘date’ rather than just their own profile – encouraging fellow users to then share their interest in attending any of the dates posted on the platform”. Mr Holt said.
Co-Founder Cos Luccitti added: “While the user is still able to post a profile about who they are, and chat to those they connect with before mutually agreeing on the date – we are fast-tracking the online dating process for the time-poor, and those sick of time-wasters.”
We-Date is open to a wide range of ages, and focuses on the ‘place before the face’, with 21 date categories encompassing countless date options ranging from fine-dining restaurants to stand-up paddle boarding adventures and surf lessons.
The free application has today launched in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast and is now available for download. However, with plans for national reach following the initial launch, it seems that Australia’s online dating companies might have met their match.
*Research independently commissioned by We-Date through Answer Crowd, based on 1000 respondents across Australia from 13 -20 March, 2018.
For media enquiries or interview requests please contact either:
Dave Holt – Co-Founder 0428 309 009
Cos Luccitti – Co-Founder 0435 881 308
We-Date is an online dating platform which focusses on the ‘place before the face’, allowing consumers to post a date from 21 wide-ranging first date categories. Users are then encouraged to engage with people regarding dates they are interested in going on, fast-tracking the online dating process and encouraging face to face engagement between its users. Founded by business partners Dave Holt and Cos Luccitti, We-Date has launched in key markets Brisbane, Gold Coast , Sydney and Melbourne – with plans for national expansion later in 2018. More information is available, here: www.wherewedate.com