It also eliminates the need for women to describe themselves. “They tend to undersell themselves.”Originally, Exton’s product was aimed purely at dating. ”The new version of the app features news feeds for eight cities filled with articles written by locals and listings of area events.
Robyn Exton wanted to help a gay girlfriend who had gone through a break-up get back on the market.
But Exton found that dating apps for lesbians were few and akin to Grindr, a service for gay men that is infamous for flings.
There are plenty of general-purpose dating apps that gay woman can use.
Match.com, Ok Cupid, Coffee Meets Bagel and Tinder are just some of them.
To that, Exton responds by saying user traffic is growing 30% per month.
But she declined to disclose how many users that translates into or any other details. "It’s about simplifying how to talk to girls." A sentiment, straight men could probably agree with as well.Exton originally named the service Dattch, a blend of the words “date” and “catch.” But she decided to upgrade the app after sending out user feedback surveys last November. On Her users can add multiple photographs with captions, or short descriptions and favorite quotes to their profile.She got rid of the name—people find it hard to pronounce Dattch—and decided to make the app more community focused. Exton said encouraging multiple photos opens a window into a user's personality.But these were all originally created for straight audiences and tend to be riddled with men masquerading as women or couples looking for threesomes.Moreover, lesbians who use Tinder have occasionally complained about finding straight women or men in their searches.Exton ought to know what she’s talking about, as she’d already built a straight dating product prior to Dattch. The mostly female team was one of 17 startups in the Wayra London incubator, and has also closed a small 0,000 Angel round, alongside Wayra’s €40,000.