Dating in the 21st century has changed dramatically thanks to the rise of online dating apps. No longer do you need to purchase fresh threads, get a decent haircut and make sure your pockets are lined with cash before attempting to chat up women at your local watering hole. Now you can sit around in your underwear at home with a three-day growth and swipe right to your hearts content.
Although convenient, dating apps have meant we’ve lost the human connection once attached to meeting new people in the real world – but that’s something the folks behind The Inner Circle are trying to change.
The app is curated to connect like-minded individuals who are done with the superficial interactions associated with popular dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble.
First created way back in 2012 by Dutch fellows David Vermeulen and Michael Krayenhoff, The Inner Circle helped changed the perception of single people in the duo’s native country. The app was then launched in a number of cities across the globe and slowly but surely has become the Tinder's number one rival.
What makes the app stand out is the process involved in matching with other singles. Instead of swiping left or right, your profile is examined by real humans who study and evaluate your compatibility with other people based on your shared interests.
So if you’re a fan of hitting the gym or heading to the cinema, those responsible for the app will make sure your prospective matches are people who also enjoy lifting weights or watching the latest Marvel blockbuster.
With a similar interface to happn, the app works like most other online dating sites; with matches only being aware you have liked them if they’ve also liked you. While free to sign up like Tinder, you can pay a monthly fee to increase your chances of finding love.
The Inner Circle has amassed over 900,000 members across the world and is a massive hit amongst young professionals in New York, London and Paris, with the app having recently launched in Australia.
Another point of difference that sets The Inner Circle apart from similar dating apps is the number of events hosted by the creators. Exclusive monthly events are held for members in cities across the globe so people can meet in a fun, relaxed and safe setting without the fear of being approached by creeps lingering at the bar.
So if you’re done swiping for a root and are looking at finding a connection, give The Inner Circle a crack.