St. Louis, MO, June 18, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Flickpitch is a new dating and networking app available in the IOS store today. In a crowded market what makes Flickpitch different is the real time aspect. It has been labeled as a hypbrid of Snapchat and Match. Instead of searching profiles, reading long bios and trying to figure out a conversation starter, Flickpitch enables users to engage with real time daily content. Similar to Snapchat, users can share photos that disappear after 24 hours. During that time, users can engage with those photos via a comment which turns up in the users direct messages. There are no likes or public comment feed. Flickpitch CEO, Chris Weathers says, "I believe the construct of likes and public comments are dying. It worked in web 1.0 and 2.0, but moving forward, I believe it will become an obsolete construct." In regards to what was his motivation for building the app, he goes on to say, "Being single, it was difficult to go on to these dating apps, and try to initiate conversation. You spend 5 minutes reading a girl's bio, and try to offer up an engaging intro, then crickets. It's a very disheartening experience."
Then when asked, well what about Tinder or Bumble as a solution, he states, "Well, those platforms attempted to trim the fat of that bio process, evidently believing all dating decisions are about aesthetics. Which to a degree, aesthetics carries a lot of weight in our dating decision process, but it isn't everything. Ever see the guy with a hot girl, and you say to yourself, that guy is dating way out of his league, and you wonder how did he get her. Well the answer is simple, it's rapport." Weathers believes rapport is the biggest gain out of the real time aspect of Flickpitch. It allows you to make a decision on aesthetics, but also build rapport by constantly commenting on someone's photos throughout the day and build a level of familiarity with a person. You still have permanent photos in your photo library for others to view.
Flickpitch seeks to be the ideal hybrid of all dating apps ever made. "When you're single, and your trying out all of these platforms, you're always thinking, how could this be better? And by me being an engineer by trade, I figured, I could build out what I thought all of these platforms were missing", says Weathers. And that's exactly what he did. There is no search, but once you start engaging with someone, you can always message them, even though the thread itself, deletes after 24 hours just like the flicks. "I thought ephemeral content was a closer resemblance to real life interaction, where you talk to someone, take mental notes and refer back to that mental note when you engage again with that person. But I didn't want messages disappearing right after you hit send, like on Snapchat, because I thought it would be a happy medium of being able to reference a conversation for a day, but then, get rid of it. Snapchat did prove, people don't like accumulating all that history anymore. I think it's burned people so much in recent history, there is now a disdain for data accumulation, and I very much agree with that," states the app's CEO.
When signing up for Flickpitch, you can select every category imaginable, from hair color, eye color, height, physique, religion, political stance, ethnicity and location to name a few. Another major part of the sign up process is selecting from a predefined list of about 30 interests. "The matching algorithm heavily considers interests when searching for matches to display in your pitch feed," the app's orchestrator exclaims. The app has interesting plays on existing words. Flick is of course a photo, a pitch is as in making a pitch, a short presentation of why someone should be involved or do something, hence Flickpitch, users making pitches to other individuals using flicks. The feed which has become known as a news feed in older social media apps, and stories in Snapchat, is known as a pitch deck in the Flickpitch world. A pitch deck in the business world is a series of visual slides that allows a business to pitch an idea to investors. Very clever since your feed is a series of posts where people are making visual pitches to others on the platform as to why they are interesting and should be contacted.
But Flickpitch doesn't just stop at dating, you have three objectives you can select when signing up. They are dating, meet new friends and networking. You can select one or all three of these objectives. You will be matched with people who share your same objects. Once you start a messaging thread with someone, you will then be able to navigate to their profile and see what you shared interests and objectives are. You can always edit any of your settings at anytime.
Flickpitch seems poised to cause a lot of major disruption in the dating app scene.