Recently launched for iPhone devices is the location-based dating app Blume, that essentially allows users to skip or like potential matches with a system in place that ensures that they are chatting with a real life person.
The dating app lets users search through potential matches, passing a person or tapping a button to express interest. Before a match is connected and for the users chat, the app will run a verification test.
This process is completed by the users taking selfies which are only made visible once they have both taken the photo. The photo must be new from within the app as it does not allow for camera roll uploads. Users have seven seconds to approve the potential match once the selfies have been made visible. It is only once both selfies have been accepted that the users can begin chatting. Users are also able to customise their selfie with text.
To further protect users from fake accounts, users are required to sign in through their Facebook profile. Once a user is registered, they can edit their profile information from within the app.
Lastly, the app will discourage users from taking screen shots by incurring a warning for the first offence, and being banned for a time duration from the app for the second offence onwards.
Daniel Delouya, the CEO & co-founder of Blume said in a recent statement “ Blume provides a safe environment where people can just relax and be themselves.” He continued “ Blume creates a platform where people can actually form authentic emotional relationships.”
Blume is available for a free download from the iTunes App Store.