Latch Dating: The mobile dating app that takes online dating offline and in-person

With the rising popularity of dating apps, many people’s romantic interactions begin online but often never progress to meeting in-person. Whether it’s due to the stress of planning a first date, ghosting culture, or a lack of inspiration, dating apps can often prevent people from making meaningful face-to-face connections. Especially in light of the past year’s events, we all could use a little in-real-life interaction. That’s why Latch Dating is taking a new approach to make sure that dating that starts online doesn’t always end online.

Latch Dating is the first mobile dating app that plans your first date for you. When matched with another person, Latch will automatically suggest a local date spot based on both you and your match’s preferences. This could be anything from a bar or restaurant to an arcade or amusement park. If you don’t like the first suggestion and would rather try a different spot, simply “reroll” to see a new suggestion. Latch is great for relieving the pressure of finding a perfect first date location and encouraging couples to put down their phones and spend time getting to know each other face-to-face.

Even if you’re in a relationship already, Latch is perfect for couples looking for fresh new date ideas. Simply switch from “Singles Mode” to “Couples Mode” to see a list of local places, events and activities for you and your significant other to try out.

Although Latch is here to encourage real-life interaction, meeting your match in-person is completely optional. Providing you with a place to meet on a first date is not just a way to increase the likelihood of meeting and potentially sparking a real relationship, but it can also be a great icebreaker or conversation starter for you and your match. We also work hard to ensure a safe, diverse environment that is LGBTQIA+ friendly.

Originally posted at Crazy About Startups