Before they started, Harrit Diwan and his wife Brittney were really frustrated with the plethora of dating apps. While nearly all of them promote the opportunity to find love, their experience was stressful and exhausting. In many cases, their matches were never on the same page, and some even had some not-so-kind intentions.
To solve this issue, the couple teamed together to create something different. After all, they believed there had to be a solution. Enter their ‘baby,’ the dating app Curius. Instead of swiping right and left, you can swipe six different directions. Each of them represents a different intention, providing users next-level filtering.
So, if you come across someone who seems like they have the potential for a long-term, meaningful relationship, you can swipe in that direction. If another person feels more like a hook-up opportunity, you can place him or her in that category. “This gives a second level of filtering and the matches you get are based on common intentions,” Diwan shared in an interview with Datezie. “Hence, you will only connect with people who are looking for the same thing as you, which will save time and frustration.”
Another perk of this online dating approach is that it gives you insight into the message that your profile sends to fellow singles. Are you coming across as someone who only wants a quickie? Or do you articulate yourself as husband or wife material? Curius provides this data for you, which could guide how you select images or profile descriptions.
Diwan believes as more and more people are adopting online dating as a way of meeting new people, platforms will be required to innovate to create more meaningful connections. “People are embracing new and unique features in the social networking field in general. The dating industry is no different,” he explained. “Unless the big platforms introduce new technologies & innovate constantly, the next phase of the dating industry will be captured by new platforms which will give users better alternatives for meeting new people.”
Right now, Curius is free on the Apple App Store for pre-order. It’ll debut on June 10 and automatically download it on your phone. If you just can’t wait, you can visit their website and click ‘Get Early Access’ to sign-up for their beta iOS version. Android users will soon be able to get in on the action, too.