The online dating scene is a rough and tough jungle where only the fittest survive. This not only applies to the hopeful singles searching for love, but also for the companies that have invested a lot of money in providing these services to the general population.
In the early 2000s, it was the desktop websites that were calling all the shots and making all the money. However, with the introduction of the smartphone, the game quickly changed as tables were turned and new upstarts had a better chance of capturing the market when compared to the old players that appeared to be more of dinosaurs than the nimble, agile players of the 2010s. While Tinder has gained a lot of traction and is widely known and used, it has some competition, in the form of Clover.
Clover is proving to be a worthy opponent to Tinder and the online dating scene as a whole. This is mainly due to the fact that it has completely embraced the on-demand economy scene that has established players such as Uber and Lyft. It promises to make getting a date as easy as ordering a pizza or hailing a cab. The dating app is an amalgamation of Tinder and OkCupid, offering more than the two combined, which is what synergy is all about.
With Clover, you will be able to see everyone who has swiped you on the app, and not just the ones that you have swiped back.
Clover is the brainchild of Isaac Raichyk and the app will link to your Facebook profile and allow you to scroll through the photos of other users, liking or discarding them as you move along. It is also important to note that you can also scroll through your prospects or matches vertically. The app is also location based, although you can disable your GPS is you do not want anyone to know where you are swiping from.
One of the saving graces of Clover is that you do not have to make your decision within seconds of seeing one of the singles that you would imagine yourself dating. You can scroll at your own leisure and come back later to make your final decision. This is not something that Tinder allows, and this is where Clover starts to show its uniqueness and versatility.