The one thing we do take from Tinder is the idea of no unsolicited contact.
Our users will only be able to be contacted by someone if it’s someone they’ve already liked.
Stitch aims to set-up people who are geographically close to each other for romance, activities or simple phone conversations. ” Anyone who’s ever used Tinder knows most people on there are not looking for a companion. They define companionship as including the entire spectrum of introducing someone new into your life.
Companionship in their words “covers friends, marriage, and everything in between.” There’s less of an emphasis on sex and physical appearance and there’s no system of rating like on other apps.
There isn’t even in-app messaging because as Dowling explains: “We found that our users prefer to speak on the phone.” So maybe they’re not looking for hookups, but the idea of just how matches are made are very Tinder-ish.
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Dating options for young people have never been more plentiful. Stitch is a new Tinder-like dating service for adults 50-years and older.
Besides major social media networks like Instagram and Snapchat, which now offer ways to talk privately with one another, there are the specialized dating apps like Ok Cupid and the most popular, Tinder. It’s the brainchild of Andrew Dowling, CEO of Tapestry: It’s online now, and soon to be an app, that allows seniors to use Facebook and other social media in a simple, accessible way.
It’s a simple six step process: Register, fill out your interests and intentions, Stitch will show you people in the area, get matched, talk privately on the app and then meet when you’re ready.
No personal information needs to be given until the user actually wants to.
But let’s be honest, grandma and grandpa aren’t exactly the most tech savvy people in the world so how does Stitch expect to get the technologically-shy age group to get online.
Dowling spoke with VICE about what they expect that app to be: “We’ve been described as “Tinder for old people” but that’s actually a bit misleading.