Here’s a primer on the best—and weirdest—new ways to find, dissolve, dissect or even fake a relationship in Toronto launched in 2014 with the tongue-in-cheek tagline “Tinder minus the poor people” and sparked an immediate avalanche of hate (the CEO claims he’s received death threats).
Members have an average salary of $250,000, and fakers are deterred through an “income verify” feature.
vets prospective daters based on their social, educational and professional pedigrees (there’s a 100,000-person wait list).
It’s currently only available in New York and San Francisco, but it’s slated for international expansion in the spring.
version of a velvet-roped nightclub: users are selected via secretive committee based on beauty, Instagram influence and referrals from existing swipers.
Instead of profile pics, members upload moody photo montages set to music.
hails itself as a dating destination for “quality, like-minded people.” It pulls data directly from the networking site, letting users target partners from similar educational and professional pools (notably, they can also filter out members of their own circle, thus reducing the risk of awkward encounters).
Bad dates are demoralizing, but they also make for good comedy.
That’s the logic that led to the launch of 416 Dating Stories, an itinerant storytelling show and fundraiser where Toronto singles share their tales from the trenches.