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Communication-Centric Dating Apps

'Appetence' Reveals Faces of Matches After Lengthy Conversations

— May 11, 2017 — Tech
Time and speed are not of the essence with the introduction of the communication-centric dating app Appentence -- a dating platform which requires users to take things a little slower. Although highly efficient, some criticism has come of gamified dating apps such as Tinder or Bumble -- which can leave people with a limited depiction of the person they're talking to.

Appentence aims to combat this issue by encouraging users to focus less on appearance by prioritizing conversation. Users must fill out an extensive questionnaire which helps the unique algorithm in selecting your most compatible matches. The catch is that the photos of your matches will be revealed, piece by piece, only after you've spent time chatting to one another. The longer you chat for, the more of their photo is revealed.

Communication-centric dating apps aim to change the way people approach online dating by integrating an added touch of humanity through a tool which values commonalities and conversation.
Trend Themes
1. Communication-centric Dating Apps - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a dating app that prioritizes conversation over appearance, revealing photos only after users have spent time chatting.
2. Gamified Dating Apps - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a gamified dating app that encourages users to engage in longer conversations to reveal more about potential matches.
3. Algorithms for Matchmaking - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Build an algorithm that uses extensive questionnaires to select compatible matches and gradually reveals photos based on the duration of conversations.
Industry Implications
1. Online Dating - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Revolutionize the online dating industry by creating communication-centric apps that promote deeper connections.
2. Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Innovate within the field of technology to develop new algorithms, features, and interfaces for communication-centric dating apps.
3. Social Networking - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Transform the social networking industry by designing platforms that prioritize conversation and connection over appearance.
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