"In today’s apped-up, textaholic society, exploration means downloading apps, not just checking out a new You Tube video." Enter spur-of-the-moment dating.Busy young adults of the connected generation can utilize their free time to the fullest by meeting matches nearby.
The Liberty Project even likened our story to the 1998 film "You've Got Mail," which follows two business rivals as they unknowingly fall in love online.
I was right about "Ian47." To this day, considering the multitude of online dating services, I'm surprised that my boyfriend Ian invested so much in a stranger from a dating site before knowing for sure that everything would work out with us.
We launched in 2013 after I created an initial platform, first on desktop and then on a mobile site and app.
Having started with a team of three, including my co-founders Serge and Michael, we now have a team of seven.
Some dating apps require less sign-up information than their web counterparts — an added bonus.
"Most mobile apps are good for connecting quickly, so you’ll find more singles looking for casual relationships ready to meet on the fly," Julie Spira, a leading authority in online dating advice, tells Mashable.
In the first of a new On the Up series featuring startups that have successfully made it to the milestone of £1m turnover, Business Advice met founder of exclusive dating platform The Inner Circle, David Vermeulen.
Designed as an invitation-only online dating platform, aimed at ambitious like-minded singletons, The Inner Circle already boasts a 90,000-strong user base across Europe.
Vermeulen has made plans to launch the brand in New York later this year.
I’m David and I’m the co-founder and CEO of The Inner Circle – an exclusive dating platform for London’s successful and ambitious single people.
Right now, more than 40 million singles use top online personals platforms such as and e Harmony as well as niche dating websites to find love. More and more, connected singles are using dating apps to improve their chances of meeting that special someone.