The past few years have seen a complete proliferation of dating apps appearing on phones and tablets around the world – from Grindr to Tinder to Happn to TrueView, we have never been so spoilt for choice in apps that match us with potential partners. However, as is so often the case with proliferation, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of people we can interact with on these platforms, often leaving us with little time to really get to know them.
New app Once is rectifying this complication. It’s premise is a simple one – You are matched with one potential love interest a day, and for 24 hours you have their complete attention. This eliminates the problem of having to juggle multiple matches, and gives you the opportunity to really get to know someone, without interruption or distraction.
Your matches are chosen especially for your by Once’s living, breathing superstar matchmakers, with each user being background checked to eliminate fake profiles, Facebook friends or trolls. Described by Forbes as a combination of “the best parts of real world and online dating”, the app returns to a more personal way of getting to know someone, removing the competitive pressure of trying to get as many matches as possible and taking dating back to basics – it’s just you, your match and 24 hours of possibility.