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We designed this app to get everyone swiping less and talking more because this is where real connection is made.
Users “swipe” on potential partners who they find attractive, but once they are matched, the app goes into blind mode. All photos and social media links are hidden, forcing users to evaluate their chemistry with that match without the superficial bias of constantly seeing their match’s photos. They get to know each other through conversation to re-reveal their match’s identity. Our goal is for users to create deeper connections built on a balance of both physical attraction and emotional connection.
The results of our design are incredibly clear in the responses of users. 100% of beta testers rated the likelihood of them sharing the app to a friend as 8 out of 10 or higher. Don’t believe us? Download and try it.
HOW DOES GLIMPSE WORK?
Step 1: Create your profile
Make a detailed profile that includes great photos and an interesting bio about yourself. You will also select an alias name, this is what your match will know you as in the beginning. Once you have set that up, it’s time to get swiping!
Step 2: Swiping
Users swipe through profiles of other users - swiping left or right to distinguish the ones that they’re attracted to. What makes Glimpse unique is that during this phase, all you can see about potential matches are their pictures and age.
Step 3: Blind Mode
If two people swipe right on each other, a match is made. This match will appear one hour after it is made and then you will be invited to start a conversation with your match. All of their photos, social media links, and the real name of your match are hidden.
This allows you to get to know your match without the superficial bias of constantly seeing their photos. It forces you to get to know your match for more than their pictures and see if any emotional chemistry exists as all you can see during this stage is their written bio.
Step 4: Profile Unlock
Don’t worry - you’ll unlock their profile soon enough! Once 10 or so messages are sent by each person your match’s identity is revealed and the conversation continues as normal. For the first time, you can see your match’s bio and photos together.
Additional Feature: Limited mailbox.
We limit the size of your mailbox! This means when you have 6 conversations going, you are no longer able to swipe until more space is cleared up.
In order to keep swiping, you must unmatch with someone and therefore prioritize the good conversations that you want to keep. Remember a few good conversations are better than a ton of bad ones.
Our motto at Glimpse is: “Swipe Less. Talk More” because we believe that our app transforms the dating app industry toward it being a more meaningful resource.
Our reward system is different - instead of rewarding you with your match’s identity after just swiping, we reward you for holding a conversation with them. This simple change incentivizes conversation and building real emotional connections with people. We want you to swipe out of necessity and get to know matches for fun, not the other way around.
We want users to create deeper connections. By removing pictures, we intentionally allow appearances to only dictate a small portion of the matching process, but enough so you know that you’re attracted to them.
Once this physical attraction is checked, there doesn’t need to be any more emphasis on it. Our blind mode allows you to truly explore the emotional chemistry in the potential relationship by incentivizing good conversation.
Available for students and alumni of Bay Area schools, but download and join the waitlist to get Glimpse to your school sooner.
Terms of Service: https://www.glimpsedating.com/termsofservice
Added a filter by University option
Other small user interface improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Solid App, but needs fixing
I only tried the app for a couple of days, and I think it’s solid. It’s definitely important to establish a deep connection with your date before looking at their physical appearance. The only bug that this app has as of now constantly showing the same potential matches over again. I’m not sure if it’s a problem for most people, but it’s kind of annoying to deal with because you’re swiping through the same people. Once it’s fixed, then I think this app can very useful.
Finally something new in the online dating scene
At first I thought this would be a little gimmicky, but I actually found it so refreshing to be able to talk to people without the pressure of physical attraction always being there. Especially during a pandemic when everyone is just looking for quick hookups, this has given me a lot of hope that there is someone out there for me.
Why did they unfollow me on Instagram???????
I found out about the app when their ig account requested to follow me. I was curious and so I downloaded the app and found the concept really cool and refreshing for a dating app! A little buggy? Yeah. Could use more time in the oven? Yeah. But I hope the user base grows because like I said, I really like the concept. But why did they unfollow me on Instagram ;((((((
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- Social Networking
- Requires iOS 12.1 or later.
- iPod touch
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- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
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