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Build Your Own Social Dating App Like Flock

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to date with your friends? Scout and meet exciting new people who have been verified by your friends? A new app on the market does exactly that.

Flux is an app that allows you to find friends and turns dating into a group activity that you can partake with your friends.

Flock defines itself as a social dating app where matchmaking is enhanced with a social atmosphere instead of a one on one matchmaking by apps such as Tinder.

Dating Apps: A Brief Intro

Dating apps allow people to chat and get to know each other virtually before meeting in person. It’s a very convenient way for people to connect with each other and make new friends and contacts.

Most dating apps on the market today such as Tinder, Bumble, and others focus on one on one interactions between two prospective partners. Meanwhile, Flock is trying to re imagine the dating scene by bringing in a social element to the one-on-one experience most dating apps offer.

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As such, there is a lot of scope for the app to grow as its tapping into a market that is new and relatively untapped. Most of the dating apps on the market are trying to corner the one-on-one dating space and are not focusing on enhancing the user experience through the involvement of a social network that enhances the dating experience.

Dating Apps Development

Since the launch of Tinder in 2012, the dating app market has been growing by leaps and bounds and has seen the entry of many competitors such as Bumble, OkCupid, and others. The personal and easy experience offered by the mobile dating experience has allowed many app makers to corner a space for themselves in the dating apps market.

Dating apps are categorized on the type of dating it offers, choices of partners, and for specific communities such as religious dating or location-specific such as dating apps for colleges.

Dating apps will provide features such as swipe-based matching. Location-based match options and filtering for gender, interests & hobbies, and type of relationship sought.

Most of the major dating apps on the market provide most of these features and then a few additional features. They monetize the app through subscriptions, premium features, and by offering premium services such as AR/VR features for a price.

Where a social dating app will differ is that it will offer friends and family to join in when a person decides to go on the dating app the person can invite friends and they can browse profiles together and chat while doing so.

Major Features of Social Dating App Development
To make the social dating app development successful, you will need to target the right userbase, add the right features and monetize it appropriately.

Social Login

Social login will be an important feature here as by connecting popular social networking apps with the app, people will be able to quickly add their friend list from the social networking app and increase your userbase.


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Eleanor Gilbert

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