There’s Skout, which brands itself as more of a friend app but has morphed into more of a dating landscape.
You sign up via Facebook, build a basic profile, then approach people for friendship or arrange social events and invite others along.
The new model is apparently more fluid, loose, and appears to favour randomness – all things young people enjoy.
• Bristlr: a dating app for bearded men and the women who love them Wiith co-founder Jeff Hodnett told Tech Cruch that he believed Meetup is “too rigid” for more natural, spontaneous get-togethers.
It’s here where the app’s likeness to Tinder becomes starkly apparent.
• The Tinderisation of modern life is on the rise I arranged a coffee meet-up for Saturday at 5.30pm, which after half an hour a guy called Harpal said he was coming to.
I also followed a man called Jeff, something that means Wiith will notify me when he creates an event, and told some bloke called Youcef I’d join him for a run on tomorrow at 9pm. It’s true that the current market for community-based dating and networking is becoming increasingly saturated.