Early Risers Alum Venue is Ready to Launch
August 15, 2017
NEW APP, VENUE, TAKES ONLINE DATING OFFLINE SO MATCHES CAN MEET IRL (FOR YOU NON-MILLENNIALS, IRL MEAN IN REAL LIFE)
A brand new dating app has hit the scene and is on a mission to make dating great again. VENUE, unlike current dating apps available these days, gets people offline and off the couch so they can enjoy local events with their matches in real life. You may remember Venue from their pitch at Early Risers last Winter or perhaps from their Kickstarter which they launched earlier this year. We’ve been tracking Venue’s progress, and we’re excited to announce that they are set to launch next week!
VENUE LOOKS TO STOP THE SWIPE.
You’re probably familiar with the popular dating app Tinder. After using Tinder, Venue founders were inspired to create an app that encourages users to stop swiping through endless pictures of potential mates by getting matches out on real dates at local events. The app works through four simple steps. An app user picks a local event they are interested in on a night where they don’t already have plans. Other app users who are also interested in that event pop up as possible matches, and then users can decide who they’re attracted to based on other users’ photos. VENUE handpicks local events like beer tastings, food truck rallies, and sporting events. Users simply choose the event they are interested in and then they move to match with others who chose the same event. The app prevents the endless chatting that sometimes prevents matches from actually meeting by limiting the chat function to eight hours before the event — just enough time to say hello and coordinate the meeting. Matches can judge each other’s actual chemistry rather than by who has the best one-liners.
Access to the app, which is compatible with iOS (an Android version is coming up soon), can be found on the iTunes App Store August 24, 2017.
Congrats to the Venue team!