Why Tangle Exists
We’re Tangle, an authentic dating app designed for singles who are sick of swiping through outdated profiles that are all the same (we get it, everyone likes tacos and traveling - you’re not original). We want to empower our users to tell their story instead of a picture and see who people really are VS the best pictures they’ve taken themselves over the last 4 years.
Our goal is to take out the pain points of dating by creating an environment that has an organic content feed, provides ice breakers to prevent awkward conversations, and gives you meet-up incentives, so you can take the conversation in person.
This is why we created Tangle. The first wave of dating platforms required that you entered a bunch of information and be matched with others via algorithms (ex: Match & EHarmony). The second wave gave you the power to view tons of profiles and quickly make determinations of likeness, but most information was cosmetic and most judgments were made based on single-picture attractiveness (ex: Tinder & Bumble). The third wave took that approach and added gimmicks around the population, or funnel of profiles that you actually see (ex: Once & Happn).
Tangle's goal is to build a safe environment where users feel comfortable being themselves and sharing their experiences with others. A place where you can trust that others will be as kind and accepting of you as you are to them. We want to enable users to show who they are, what they like to do, how they live their lives, and allow people to decide who they want to get to know based on more than just a few pictures or a few pieces of information so they can build meaningful long-term relationships in a healthy way and on their own terms.
To do this, we have designed our app so that people can interact with a community of engaged users, don’t have to think of witty one-liners or icebreakers to start conversations, and receive tangible value in supplemental ways.
Our long term revenue plan will be based on providing value to our users - we'll only do well if you do well. We are not going to charge subscription fees or show random ads. Instead, we are going to partner with local businesses so when two people decide to Tangle they can go to a local restaurant, bar or show at a discount, bringing value to all parties: tangle, vendors, and users.