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Interview: Skip – 2024’s Newest Dating App

Interview: Skip – 2024’s Newest Dating App

Global Dating Insights spoke with the platform's founder to find out more about what makes the platform unique and what we can expect from Skip moving forward

Skip is looking to refresh the online dating space with a unique proposition – making new connections in a seamless way...but without chatting. The idea came to Skip's Founder, Scott Avy, while he was working at Indeed, Inc.

We dove deep into finding out the main problems people have with dating apps today and it came down to the following:

  • Dating safety (46% of people view online dating as unsafe.)
  • 1 out of 3 people get ghosted
  • Time it takes to get a date (4 Days)
  • The # of first dates that lead to a second date (5% success rate)
  • AI's recent advancements makes it so you don't know if you are talking to an AI bot or a human

Our solution was to automate the screening, scheduling, & communications for our users which led us to a totally unique app with no chat whatsoever. No chat means we also have no ghosting, no bots, no d*ck pics and people are more easily able to experience the magic of organically getting to know each other in person again.

Of course, with no chat we had to find a way to ensure people were going on quality dates with those who would be a good fit for them so we added in what we call “Deal Breaker Questions.” These are a set of totally customizable questions that users are able to write in themselves (For example: is your credit score above 750 or do you like dogs) and their match is required to pass 100% of their questions before they are able to propose a date with them.

We conducted hundreds of 1:1 user research interviews and surveys to test if this would be something people would be interested in and the results were amazing to see, nearly everyone was ecstatic about the idea and so far our app downloads with our launch out of Beta are supporting this as well.