5 Unrivaled Features You Can Build for Your Dating App

Build What Commemorates Tinder Yet Stay a Step Ahead

Dating has gone digital.

No longer it is upon destiny to connect two souls, it is upon the algorithms of the application that decides the feed on the basis of physical proximity and makes a match.

The world of dating has tremendously transformed from, ‘Love at first sight’ to ‘Love at first swipe’.

Yes, today it starts with a swipe.

Thumbs push profiles across the screen.

Right for ‘yes’, left for ‘no’.

Indeed, you got it right! We are talking about Tinder, the apocalypse to existing dating application and traditional dating.

In our last blogs, we came up with 9 Unique Tinder Clone Niches Tinder Startups Can Target for. While going deeper into it, we got awestruck as we discovered that Tinder should be much more than what it is today.

The clones of Tinder have a full model of how the flow should be.

Let me make it more clear with the help of an example: Seamso, the Tinder for dresses. All the users can do here is, swipe right the dresses they like. These dresses are then added automatically to the wish list, a buy option is attached to it, and following to it goes the check-out.

Comparing this model to Tinder, Swipe right if you like the profile, get matched, chat and that’s it. Period.

The matching can be as virtual as possible, but dating isn’t.

To make a personal or romantic connection, it takes more than a single, context-free photograph and a ‘snap’ judgment.

And so here is your golden chance to develop a mobile application with the features that commemorate Tinder yet has a lot in stores. Some of these features can even earn you like anything while other being an excitement factor for the users.

Below is a list of 5 features which Tinder lacks and you can use it as an advantage to beat the heat of Tinder.

1. Encounter

Facebook shows ‘mutual friends’ because when the user sees they have a lot of people in common, they are automatically connected to each other naturally.

The dating is a virtual game with real players, what makes it more interesting is the fact to be able to see how many times have you crossed the paths with the potential date.

On the same lines is the function of Geolocated Encounter. The geolocated encounter was first seen in the Tinder-like dating application - Happn.

This feature shows the number of times the users have crossed their paths with each other.

Where Should the Feature Be in the App Process?

The geolocated encounter is an exciting feature for the users. This crossed-path feature can be shown in the profile of the person.

Now, when the user views the feed, he can even see the number of times he has come across the person in the person. More the number of times, more are the chances of swiping right, as it might create a personal bond already.

Other than in the profile, there is no aspect where the feature will be used in the match-making.

Again, this feature will work when the physical proximity is within a specified radius and a comparatively smaller distance.

Revenue Generating Feature?

No. The feature is meant to increase the interaction within the application.

2. Secret Chatting

There’s no negotiating in the point that within Tinder all that users are doing is having an interaction with the people they only know how they apparently look like. Nothing else.

Thus, when they get matched and a chat room opens up for them, many times the interaction stops at this point with the fear of hindrance in the privacy of the user.

In order to let the activity going on, there goes a feature called ‘secret chatting’. When users communicate using this feature, the chats and messages only stay for a while or let’s say one session and then it expires. These is completely opposite to WhatsApp that stores all the messages and is analogous to Snapchat that deletes the chat after one session.

Apart from this, when the images are shared within the platform, they also just like the messages, disappears, and if other user takes the screenshot, the user is notified with the same.

Messages Disappear After a Session

Where Should the Feature Be in the App Process?

The entire flow of the application would be the same, just like Tinder - the users will swipe right, will get matched, and will have an access to the chat room. The only difference will be in the chat module. In the lieu of storing the messages, they will start getting disappeared once seen by the other user.

Revenue Generating Feature?

No. The feature is meant to increase the interaction within the application.

3. Audio Calling

While dating, it is of utmost importance that along with the interaction with the platform, the users interact with each other. Going a step ahead of what Tinder already is today, introduction to audio calling is the next digital step in the dating arena.

Audio calling will give a personalized feeling to the users and will be big benefit for the platform.

The audio calling can be a way to talk to the potential date without risking the contact details. The application provides with the masking of the contact and yet allows the users to make audio calls so that if things don’t work out, none from them could annoy the other.

Where Should the Feature Be in the App Process?

The entire flow of the application should be the same, it is just that after the users swipe right, get matched, along with the access to the chat room, they are also provided with the feature to make an audio call to get to know each other well.

Thus, the access to audio call should be given once the users get matched along with the introduction to the chat module.

Other than that, it should be mandatory for the users to chat for a certain number of days after which they are introduced to the audio calling.

In case, when the users are searching for a group of people to hang out with, it should be possible that they can make the conference calls.

Revenue Generating Feature?

No. The feature is meant to increase the interaction within the application.

4. Video Calling

What you see on the App is not what you see in person. Before dating offline, there should be a feature that can enable the date seekers to have a video call with their date and then decide whether they would like to meet with them in person or not.

This way the interaction will extend within the platform as the users will interact with each other. Video calling will give a personalized feeling to the users and will be big source of interaction for the platform.

Following the audio calling, video calling can also be a way to talk to the potential date without risking with the contact details. Such a feature in the application provides with the masking of the contact and yet allows the users to make video calls so that if things don’t work out, they can get back to their swiping and if they are fortunate enough, they can plan a way out to personal meeting.

Where Should the Feature Be in the App Process?

The entire flow of the application should be the same, it is just that after the users swipe right, get matched, along with the access to the chat room, they are also provided with the feature to make video call to get to see each other before getting real to each other.

Thus, the access to video call should be given once the users get matched along with the introduction to the chat module.

Other way around, it should be mandatory for the users to chat for a certain number of days, make audio calls for a number of days, after which they are introduced to the video calling.

In case, when the users are searching for a group of people to hang out with, it should be possible that they can make the group calls.

Revenue Generating Feature?

No. The feature is meant to increase the interaction within the application.

5. Asking Out

As discussed earlier, the platform restricts itself once the users are introduced with the chat room. There should be a feature that can help the date seekers break the ice and provoke them to take their dating to a real level. For this feature, considering the physical proximity of the users, the platform can make recommendations about the cafes, bars, restaurants etc. This in turn can be a revenue model for the platform as they can get the places listed out in the platform for a little charge and promo codes can be availed to the date seekers once they get matched.

Where Should the Feature Be in the App Process?

The feature should be placed after the date seekers get matched to each other. This way the platform can cut the first turf between the users by provoking them to meet.

The users can avail the promo codes or coupons they get from the recommendation of the platform.

Revenue Generating Feature?

Yes. The users can obtain revenue from the listing of the bars, cafe, and restaurants.

The Wrap

You have to go unique, work on the innovation, and near-perfect development to get your idea turn to a fully-featured application.

After all, this is the principle on which the businesses work on. And that is what we follow. See more on how well TRooTech rigorously follows the business principle and works on the development.

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