more When designing her new dating app, Bumble, Whitney Wolfe was inspired by the Sadie Hawkins dance, in which women reverse traditional courtship rituals by asking the men to the dance.
Considered radical when it began in the ’30s, the concept is still antithetical to modern-day courtship tendencies.
It can be tough for singles to know how to navigate.
There are some obvious guidelines for good behavior (No, you shouldn't Tinder on your dates.
In other words, “Are you doing something you’re passionate about?
(Even earlier to the trend was Coffee Meets Bagel, founded by San Francisco’s Aurum Kang in 2012.
“We pay a lot of attention to things that they don’t realize we are paying attention to,” says founder Talia Goldstein. Like a digital interpretation of “The Dating Game,” it lets women pose questions until one guy prevails.
“You’re asking questions that matter to women,” says San Francisco founder Shannon Ong, “as opposed to the creepers who say 'nice smile’ or 'nice boobs.’” Project Fixup, a Chicago company that launched in San Francisco this summer, ensures that the guy actually wants to date, rather than simply chat, with a pay-per-date model that arranges the person, time and place; the two parties only have to “accept” and show up.
more Molly Shelestak (left) and Natalie Scheetz enjoy themselves during a Valentine’s Day singles event held in conjunction with the official launch of the new dating app the Catch at Mayes Oyster House in San Francisco.
less Molly Shelestak (left) and Natalie Scheetz enjoy themselves during a Valentine’s Day singles event held in conjunction with the official launch of the new dating app the Catch at Mayes Oyster House in San ...