There’s always room for love, especially on the World Wide Web. We bring you two matchmaking and dating apps that you might want to check out this weekend.
IncLov: Here’s an app with a ‘no discrimination’ policy. Launched by Kalyani Khona and Shankar Srinivasan on January 21, the matchmaking app, IncLov, is designed for the differently-abled, or those suffering from health disorders. But the Android app— which has had more than 1,000 registrations since its launch—has also seen signups from divorcees, widows and those who are fit as a fiddle. It connects people on the basis of location, disability type, lifestyle choices, etc. To make the platform “inclusive”, it has been integrated with screen reader and talkback (for visually-impaired members), among others features. In the future, they will add a video call feature for people with speech disability, says 23-year-old Khona. She is also assisting the government with its ‘Accessible India’ campaign. Details: inclov.com
MateriaLove: It’s not the sort of name you expect a dating app to have. But founder Prateek Bhardwaj says he’s trying to boost dating and e-commerce organically. The 24-year-old app developer explains, “When I’d signed up on Tinder, I realised people would chat with their ‘matches’ online, but seldom met in person. This is what MateriaLove is working at—to encourage people to meet or go out on dates, by partnering with other geolocation apps.” You can download it from Play Store, and log in with your Facebook account. You will find recommended matches (called connects) and the drill is Tinder-like: swipe right or left. Once two people like each other, they can start chatting. And if they wish to go out on a date, they can book a cab, then a restaurant or a movie outing. They can also order gifts. Details: materialove.co