Let’s face it. Dating apps like Tinder or OkCupid gauge on the superficiality of the people, focusing on the physical appearance rather than the overall person. Because that is designed that way, it is less likely that one will find love there. Hooking up is the game and rarely finding a long-time partner. Signing up means that you should not expect attachment.
Clearly those aren’t the best apps for serious dating, so Kristin Tynski thought it would be wise to develop a new dating app that is the best alternative for those looking for real love.
Called Sapio, this platform is above the promiscuity of the modern man and woman. As the name suggests, it is designed for sapiosexuals – Tynski says that they are those who people who are attracted not only to intelligence, but interests, conversation, drive, and sense of humor as well.
“For many, defining oneself as sapiosexual has become statement against the current status quo of hookup culture and superficiality, where looks are above all else,” she adds.
It works just like other swipe-based apps. Sapio lets users sign up through Facebook or through manual inputs. But its greatest difference from other dating app is a feature called “Question Explorer” which is a set of questions measuring the level of intelligence and wit of the person. That part has categories including “Hopes and Dreams”, “Hypotheticals”, and “Inside My Head”.
Depending on the answers of the users, the app matches profiles according to its unique algorithm. It finds relationships from the users’ inputs.
Once two profiles match, they are put in a chatbox where they could start engaging with each other and exchange pleasantries. Hopefully, that is where the love begins.
It doesn’t matter if you are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, the app welcomes all orientation preferences and adjusts future matches accordingly.
For now, Sapio is only available in the United States but is going to roll out in other countries soon.