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If you want to get their attention, you can send a "charm" notification.Related: New Dating App Startup Aims to Be the ' Thinking Person's Tinder' Matchmaker Samantha Daniels launched her i OS app The Dating Lounge at the end of January."It's not about what school you go to or what job you have…stop staring at just looks and start looking into other interesting things like chemistry."Related: The Biggest Dating Problem Entrepreneurs Have The free New York-based Dapper launched in November and co-founder Alexandra Partow says its user base is in the several thousands, the majority of whom are college educated professionals ranging from 25 to 40.Partow and co-founder Josh Wittman posit that a lot of online dating is something of a time suck – so in their app, you’re not allowed to talk with your matches before the first date.Instead you tell Dapper when you're free and it figures out a time for you and your prospective date to meet.The app launched in July 2013 and has had a predominantly West Coast focus, but co-founder and CEO Brian Freeman says a national campaign is in the works for 2015.The average age of women on the site is 23 and 28 for men, and Freeman says that daily active users have increased by 450 percent and monthly active users have tripled since last November.
Ong says that ages of users range from 21 to 38, and so far the user base is slightly skewed towards women.
The Dapper team also chooses the location of the meeting -- and your first drink is on them.
The app also places a premium on old-school chivalry – the woman gets to choose the neighborhood where the first date takes place, and the guys have to take a Gentleman Pledge before joining the app.
Founder Didier Rappaport is the co-founder of video platform Dailymotion.
Marie Cosnard, the app's head of media relations says what sets Happn apart from other apps is that the experience begins “Thanks to real-time geolocation, the app shows you a timeline of the people you have really crossed paths with.