Curtsy Picks Up Where Other Dating Apps Fall Short

August 20, 2016  |  

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When it comes to dating apps, it’s either a hit or miss.

However, there’s a new platform called Curtsy that’s arrived on the market with the promise of picking up where other dating apps fall short: the conversation.

Anish Saikumar, co-founder of Curtsy, explains that current dating apps don’t yield conversation, let alone first dates. To combat that issue, Curtsy addresses three fundamental problems with online dating today: difficulty starting conversations with matches, text messages lacking intimacy (cold, impersonal vibe) and no incentive to build rapport with matches.

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Removing the awkwardness, the app requires users to start an icebreaker before even initiating a conversation. Another plus of Curtsy is the fact that users communicate only through voice messages in the beginning, later unlocking the text ability. There’s also a reward system where the more you communicate with your match, the more features you unlock like requesting the number of your match. According to Saikumar, this keeps users more engaged with their matches, and as a result create more real life interactions.

Curtsy’s beta launches Aug. 23 and is only available on iOS at this time.


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