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“Thurst pretty much came out of a frustrated conversation with friends, joking about how horrible OKCupid was, for queer folks in general but especially for women and trans folks,” Thurst Co-Founder Morgen Bromell told me.“We were talking about our various experiences on Tinder and realizing there wasn’t actually a space to exist and feel completely comfortable, and safe to interact with people and try to date at all.” Earlier this year, trans people on Tinder reported that they were getting banned from using the app because of their transgender identity.This app was designed “for the most desirable singles and aims to create a community of desirable, responsive, and articulate singles by expelling ‘failing’ users.” The Grade uses an “objective” algorithm to expel low-quality members they deem hostile, offensive, and undesirable.Your behavior is graded on profile popularity (based on if you have compelling content, interesting photos, and how often your profile is “liked”), responsiveness (how often you respond and get a response back), and message quality (spelling mistakes, use of slang, inappropriate words); together these cumulative assigned letter grades are slapped on your profile, so women can see if you’re an A or less than.It allows users to answer questions about their fitness regimen, then matches them with men or women who have similar lifestyle, fitness, and wellness preferences.Sweatt was created because of the influx of Tinder-esque dating apps popping up in the marketplace (and the reduction of quality matches), founder Dan Ilani told “What I realized was missing from the experience that I was having was not just finding people with shared interests, but really people with a shared mindset,” Ilani said.Bromwell is currently trying to raise a seed round so that Thurst can hire a mobile designer. Stop trying to pick women up at the gym and download Sweatt instead.
I’ll update this story if I hear back from Tinder and Hinge.
So, once two people swipe right, and mutually opt to initiate a connection, they’re added to each other’s “hive” of connections. You can extend the connection for an additional 24 hours.
But—here’s the catch—the woman has to say something within the first 24 hours or the connection disappears. Score goes beyond the shallowness of photos and half-assed bios.
Finding love using online dating apps and services can be tough, and even dangerous for anyone who’s not straight and cisgender (those who don’t identify as transgender).
Yes, there are apps for gay men, like Grindr and Scruff, and one for queer women called Her. Enter Thurst, a dating app for queer, trans and gender non-conforming people.
That goes for trans women of color who get unreal levels of harassment and violence on dating platforms and apps.” Thurst, which is currently in beta, hopes to launch early next year.