Samantha Daniels, the founder of matching making service Samantha’s Table, launched The Dating Lounge as a Facebook app around two years ago. Daniels, a professional matchmaker, says the app is “invite-only” for people who earn more than a 0,000 a year. Anyone who is a member can send you an invite; Daniels also told The New York Observer she will let in people who earn less if they have “social connections” or an interesting job.
Female entrepreneurs have seen an opening, and several dating apps have been created by women — for women.They can rate men’s appearances, ambition and sexual performance and include a review of best and worst points.No wonder it’s been called the “most sexist app” on the Internet and a “cyberbullying app.” Siren was recently founded by two women, Susie Lee and Katrina Hess. Women control who sees their image, who can communicate with them and whether to pursue a date.Whether they’ll be hugely successful remains to be seen.
Coffee Meets Bagel claims 100,000 to 500,000 users and has attracted .8 million in funding.Women also can get their friends to weigh in, forwarding a man’s profile to get their take.