The dating world can feel treacherous, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Get rid of your old dating apps and get ready to try something new.
Dating in real life is complicated, so many people turn to technology for some help. No one has the dream of picking up their soul mate in a bar, and apparently libraries aren’t as cool a place to meet people as I thought, so we check out dating sites and apps like Tinder.
The problem with apps like those who have millions of users, is that they aren’t selective with who they let join. If you are looking for a random person with who you may or may not have something in common, and who you also have no way of knowing is a real person, then sure- swipe away.
However, if you are looking for a legit connection, with a real person, on the same wavelength as you, then look into Inner Circle.
Michael Krayenhoff, cofounder of The Inner Circle, told Business Insider, “Americans seem to be Tinder-tired and are looking for a more meaningful and less shallow way of connecting with people who are on the same page.”
Inner Circle refers to itself as a “selective dating app,” and that is exactly what they mean. While other dating apps allow anyone (and everyone) to join, this one is different. When you sign up, you must either login with LinkedIn or Facebook (don’t worry, no one else will know you signed up). This is one way of making sure you are an actual human being who is serious about finding a connection, and not a random time-waster. They also request for you to choose a profile picture they can verify. After approximately 24-48 hours, your profile is either approved, or denied.
You might be thinking, “this sounds pretty elitist to me,” and you’re not entirely wrong. As far as dating apps go, this is definitely one of the higher-end ones to consider. However, it is better to look at this as a very selective and thorough app which does all the crappy work you don’t want to do, for you.
“At the end of the day we are looking to create a close network of like-minded, inspiring singles who are kicking ass in their profession,” Krayenhoff previously told Business Insider. “Whether they are from the creative or corporate world, it’s about having that ambition and zest for life. And it’s these qualities that makes The Inner Circle work for our members around the world.”