It’s similar to other online dating apps in that it involves scrolling through potential matches and either liking them or nixing them; it’s also location-based, although you can turn off the GPS if it freaks you out (if I were actively dating right now and using Clover, I would probably utilize that feature).
However, unlike Tinder, it doesn’t ask you to make a split-second decision about someone before showing you more matches — it lets you take your time.
Clover and How About We have embedded ‘on-demand’ features within a larger, typical dating app feature set.” The reduced number of steps leads one to speculate that there might be a Moore’s Law of online dating — but instead of faster processor speed, it’s faster dates.
Rather than trying to find the perfect guy or girl via endless swiping and messaging, it’s centered around your needs and desires right then (“I want to meet at this bar Friday at 9 p.m.") — and the guy or girl can step up to fit into your schedule and your life. Second, Clover finds the date partner who is open to the same schedule and proposed date time and has also expressed interest in you.
, and it takes a lot of effort to find a real connection,” says Clover CEO Isaac Raichyk, who is the former head of the Vine-like social video sharing service Keek. We want to streamline the entire dating process and put meeting in the real world back into focus.” And lest anyone think Clover is more like the now defunct Crazy Blind Date, there is a sophisticated pairing algorithm for matches in play.
The recent upsurge of “on-demand dating” promises to end all that.
These apps instead promise a near instantaneous, face-to-face date (yes, IRL) in as little as two taps of the finger.