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Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and more have introduced a method of connecting with people in a way that can be more convenient.
Presenting personal information in a small profile is faster than learning personality traits over time.
Dating in 2019
Apps such as Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and more have introduced a method of connecting with people in a way that can be more convenient. Presenting personal information in a small profile is faster than learning personality traits over time.
“I’ve always thought it was easier to talk to people virtually rather than in person. I found my current boyfriend on Tinder. You can usually find people that have the same interests as you easier online,” said Brianna Kilcrease, graduate assistant pursuing her master’s degree in Anatomy.
Alicia Cochran and Sarah Canedy are bridging the gap between dating apps and old-fashioned matchmaking services by introducing Grover Girls Matchmaking Service.
Joining is free, requiring the applicant to fill out an in-depth questionnaire known as a personality assessment. This assessment is the first step to the matchmakers finding compatibility between clients.
The questionnaire will help Grover Girls match clients based on mileage and personality traits as well as many other factors to compare them. Once two clients are found to be compatible, they will be sent a match proposal which they can accept or decline.
Grover Girls is making a point to be attainable for everyone
“We don’t make any money until both parties agree. When both people say yes, then they pay their date fee,” said Cochran.
If both parties agree to meet, Grover Girls will set up the date. After the date has been completed, there will be a date feedback form for both members to fill out. This form helps to pinpoint what needs to be improved, what went well and what didn’t.
As a brand-new company, Grover Girls has not yet had any matches. They’re focusing on building their pool of clients.
“We want our friends to support us but we also want it to be an organic thing too. The vision that we have, we get it, the public doesn’t see it yet so we have to get them to start understanding what we are,” said Cochran. “I think it’ll be slow but once it starts going, it’s going to go fast.”
Grover Girls is planning a launch party with games and refreshments to help get the word out.
“There will be a game where Sarah and I peruse the crowd and find our own matches for a fun little competition, like who did a better job of being a matchmaker,” said Cochran. “If you’re single, you’ll wear a wristband and if you’re not, you won’t. Of course we focus on singles but if I was a single person coming to this event, even if my friend was married, I’d want them to come with me.”
Grover Girls wants to build a community and find connections to make a name for themselves.
Dating has evolved over the years and like most things, the concept has ample opportunity to circle back and explore methods of the past.