It’s Tinderella! New dating app called Thursday only works on one day of the week to encourage singletons to meet up in person before their matches vanish at midnight – and 110,000 have already signed up
- Dating app Thursday is launching across London and New York on May 6
- App is only available to users on Thursdays to encourage meeting in person
- Creators claim more than 110,000 people have signed up ahead of the launch
A new dating app aims to encourage singletons to make the most of opportunities to socialise in person as lockdown restrictions ease by only working on one day of the week.
London-based digital platform Thursday will be available in the capital and New York from May 6, with cities including Dublin, Cardiff and Glasgow set to follow in subsequent weeks.
According to its creators, more than 110,000 users have already signed up for the app that allows users to search for love on Thursdays only.
London-based digital platform Thursday has racked up over 110,000 members ahead of its launch on 6 May
Thursday has been developed because its creators believe people are spending too much time on dating apps and can be indecisive.
They believe their design will eliminate those who spend countless evenings scrolling and matching for the sake of it, solving boring ‘dating app fatigue’.
The app works by encouraging users to connect and make the most out of their matches before they all vanish at midnight.
A mission statement on their website reads: ‘It’s a fact: people are spending too much time on dating apps. Not only is the whole experience underwhelming, but pressure to find “the one” is boring.
The dating app (pictured) hopes to encourage singletons to meet in person by only allowing users to use it on a Thursday
‘When did being single become a thing to be ashamed of? That’s where Thursday comes in.
‘We built an app where everything you want from online dating happens in one day, making Thursday the one day of the week when singles can match, chat and meet. Why? Because there’s more to life than dating apps.’
The app hopes to differentiate itself from competitors such as Hinge and Bumble by asking all users to verify their profile by uploading their ID.
The creators said they will not tolerate hate speech, including racism, body shaming or misogynistic commentary.
The app will block any users found breaking their rules and hope to encourage others to report issues.
How does the Thursday dating app work?
- Users upload five photos and share top line information about themselves, images can be taken from apps including Facebook, Instagram as well your camera roll.
- There are prompts to answer questions for users to engage with personality
- Thursday also offers users to upload ‘stories’, similar to other social media sites, allowing users to share short video clips with potential matches that are automatically deleted after 24 hours
- Potential matches are based on rough location, so you can work out a convenient place to meet up – exact location is never shared.
- Users are encouraged to only log on in the morning if they are free that evening
- Users can match with up to 10 people a day
There are also a limited number of VIP memberships available. For a monthly fee, VIP members will be boosted all day (60 times increased visibility), be able to send unlimited likes, but also be able to unlock Saturday.
Thursday will be available to download from the App Store and Google Play on Sunday 2 May.