If you’re in your 20s and have ever been single for more than 5 minutes you’ll be well versed in the world of dating apps. Matches at your fingertips, from the comfort of your sofa. Spurred on by an acquaintance who met their soulmate on Tinder.
Dating apps are a murky world; littered with ghosting, fruitless texts and unsolicited dick pics. We keep on swiping, with the vague hope that this time will be the exception to the rule. Besides, how do you meet anyone in real life anymore?
Enter new app Tangle – a dating app with a twist. An elite social club for singles, you can match with members and book events through the app but that is all. The conversation and connection happens as it should: face to face.
Tangle is aimed at busy sophisticated Londoners who no longer want to waste their time on superficial dating scenarios. Members are invited to stop swiping and take their search for modern romance offline.
This eradicates three of the main problems with traditional dating apps: catfishes, conversations that never lead to meeting and boring dates. Matches can meet straight away and the group atmosphere takes the pressure off. Think of a night out in a bar where you already know everyone is single.
The events have a luxury feel to them and include culinary tasting experiences, intimate concerts and immersive educational experiences. If spirituality is your style then exclusive holistic events aim to “clear the pathways between mind, body and soul”. At the present the app is free but the event prices range from £29-£149 (for a champagne and caviar experience).
Tangle is aimed at busy sophisticated Londoners who no longer want to waste their time on superficial dating scenarios.
Users’ profiles include pictures, interests, past events and events they are interested in attending. They can attend an event alone or with friends, with the hope that they’ll meet someone special or invite or even purchase a ticket for a member who’s caught their eye on the app.
We caught up with one of the founders, Svetlana, at the launch party in London. She was tired of the dating scene in the city and after she met her boyfriend in real life, she knew that there really was a market for something different.
She calls the app “revolutionary” in that it focuses on “human conversation” and “genuine connection”. Members get the added benefit of meeting like minded people while discovering some of the capital’s best hidden gems.
This could be just what London needs in an increasingly digital world, an antidote to Tinder, Bumble and the like. Could Tangle spark the return of romance and end our inclination to hide behind our phone screens? There’s only one way to find out…
Download Tangle now. The next event is on the 22nd November at a secret London location.