The app reportedly works by using "real-time collective knowledge to connect trendsetting crowds and travelers to the places and people that best reflect their distinct interests."CEO Michael Belkin told CNET that he launched because he's "disgusted by the tasteless torsos and imagery on gay social sites and apps." And he wants "the good-taste part of the gay stereotype to gain traction with advertisers and cross the mainstream divide."Belkin launched what is being billed as "the only gay social app approved by the i Tunes store for 12-year-olds and older," with other investors that include Pay Pal cofounder Peter Thiel and Keith Rabois, a former executive at Pay Pal and Linked In, among others."Think of it as the ultimate gay accessory.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
In recent years, Apple has pulled the Manhattan Declaration, Setting Captives Free, and Exodus International apps.
Nowadays, dating seems to be easier when people can communicate through many tools including Internet.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.
Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.
One-third of people who have used online dating have never actually gone on a date with someone they met on these sites.
If you haven’t found quite what you’re looking for on an online dating site, you aren’t alone.
But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.