"You’re not hotchick123, you’re Sarah and we’re going to meet up in a couple of days, so you may as well be upfront about what your name is!" Given the internet's shady past in anonymity and identity obscurity, she places great importance in grounding the app in a sense of reality."When someone comes through the system they’ll receive a message saying you can either give us your number and we’ll call you, or you can send us a private message on Facebook.Although that doesn’t sync with your account, we’ll be able to see if you look legit or not.
Yet this is something Robyn Exton and Emily Moulder deal with every day.
It’s just the differences in how men and women behave; for guys it’s great because they’re happy to take that risk a lot quicker and say ‘Fine, let’s meet up’.
Women just don't ever do it that way." The app features Pinterest-style image boards to indicate the user's interests, such as cats, their dream holiday or the book they're currently reading.
The men who are obviously men will fail that test, and some will fall off the system and we'll never hear from them again." Dattch also check supplied email addresses against a third-party supplied data base to see if it's been used to create accounts elsewhere on Twitter, Linked In or Foursquare and provide a likelihood of the user being a real person, and also a woman.
There is, Robyn concedes, an amount of human judgement made over who they let join, but the team are more likely to err on the side of caution rather than acceptance.