Here’s how we built the only dating app designed to get you on dates
This article is a follow up to “How Dating Apps Destroyed Dating.” Give it a read before this piece for more context.
In Part I, we discussed how legacy dating app design leads to wasted time, disappointment, and depression. In this article, we describe how we’ve systematically addressed each of those design flaws with our new app: The Round.
The Round is built for intentional dating, and intentional dating only. No endless chatting, collecting matches for validation, drug dealers, or attention-seeking. …
The answer lies in the basic design structure of the apps themselves, which hasn’t changed significantly in the 25 years since Match.com pioneered it.
The basic structure is:
We call this basic structure the Browse-Match-Chat Loop, and it perpetuates the dating app dysfunction — mindless swiping, dead-end chats, ghosting — that you and your tired, single friends have come to expect. …