• Calvin Acker

Press Release

An app called Glimpse has recently launched at selective Universities in the Bay Area. Glimpse, combines the best elements of both blind dating and modern day dating apps. The app’s overarching goal is to help create lasting relationships by not only prioritizing physical attraction, but emotional chemistry within the app.

Glimpse works by allowing users to swipe through potential matches’ photos: swiping left to pass and right to express interest. Like other dating apps, users must express mutual interest and swipe right on each other for a match to be made. However, the app uses a ‘filtered blind dating’ approach in the sense that the match’s photos and name are then hidden. For the next 20 messages, users must get to know their match without the superficial bias of constantly seeing their match’s photos. Users are motivated to have conversations in order to unlock their match’s identity. Users will be confident that the conversation is worth investing time into because they already know they are attracted to this individual.

According to CEO, Calvin Acker, “the idea for the app came out when I saw how many of my friends were having no success on dating apps. They all had tons of matches and no conversations going on. I looked into it and it's a universal problem.” On other dating apps, users spend most of their time swiping. He says that this actually isn’t the fault of any individual user and it is because of the other app’s design.

Glimpse understands how superficial online dating is and wants users to be assured that this concept of incentivizing conversation will make dating less stressful and more meaningful. Glimpse is confident that their app can create a safer community of online dating and still have the fun swiping element. Through using this innovative approach to incentivize conversations they hope to have Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge users make the switch to Glimpse.

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