NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- While American's spend over $2.1 billion and 30 hours a month using algorithms and swipes to find their perfect match, we're still not in love with finding love. Launching first to New Yorkers, Ona, a new dating platform, introduces a better way to meet your match by eradicating algorithms and swiping- as well as peer-to-peer communication—to connect singles who want more than hookups to the best dating specialists.
Available only for iOS, the Ona app is a completely mobile experience that gives motivated singles access to an array of highly vetted and trained service providers – matchmakers, licensed therapists, dating coaches, profile editors, even wingmen – who will use their particular skill set to learn about you, your relationship goals and help you navigate the world of dating. Users can connect with the service provider of their choice via text message, email and video chats through the Ona platform and background checks are required for all singles and service providers, making Ona one of the safest dating apps out there today.
"Ona is about building a community driven by a mutual desire for better dating," says Mark Zuppe, co-founder of Ona. "Our platform gives singles, burned out by the endless stream of dating apps, a safe haven to find each other, find love, and find success in bettering their dating lives."
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Dating Smarter: How it Works
Upon downloading Ona your sign up process, through either LinkedIn or Facebook is akin to other dating apps you may have tried. This however, is where any comparison ends. As a single on the platform you're always eligible to be vetted and matched for dates with singles from the pool of eligible matches from our service providers. Users will also be offered dating advice and tips from experts as soon as they sign-up for the app.
If you want to take it to the next level you can hire one of Ona's dating specialists—dating coaches, licensed therapists, matchmakers – by communicating through Ona's text, email or video chat platforms to assess their credentials and paid services. Services can be rendered one-time only or on a recurring basis. Ona extends the ability for a service provider to choose a fair-price for individual services they are administering via the platform. In platform agreements are then shared and processed. While there are many types of services provided, Ona currently breaks them down into four main groups: Date Coaching, Date Consulting, Dating Therapy and Matchmaking. Date Coaching can include the use of secondary services like stylists, photographers or mock dates to improve someone's dating life over multiple one-on-one sessions. Date Consulting is the umbrella term for services that intend to be one-time and non-recurring such as online dating profile services, winging, or one-time dating assessments. Dating Therapy is a licensed psychotherapist offering private and confidential counseling, coaching, and therapeutic services. And lastly, Matchmaking, a retained service for a specialist to arrange dates with potential matches.
While singles are getting access to top-notch dating specialists Ona, opens a world of opportunity for reputable service providers by delivering a mobile business-in-a-box providing in app contracting, billing and promotion and branding through storefront and content creation, free background checks and access to a constant stream of singles.
Unfortunate online dating crimes have been well documented and it's estimated that nearly 60% of men using free dating apps would not prefer to have a background check. Ona is a safe space. A very safe space where singles who are only seeking meaningful relationships and not transient ones can rest assured in their dating process. When a single engages in business or is introduced for a date, they have to clear an eligibility process which does include a criminal background check with one of the most renowned companies in the world. We can even check international passports with over 90% accuracy in most countries. Everyone on the platform is sufficiently background checked creating a safe dating app environment not yet seen.
Learn more about Ona by visiting its website www.onadates.com and download Ona on the iTunes App Store.
Ona connects singles who want more than hookups to the best dating specialists and empowers those who are tired of the dating game. Founded by entrepreneurs Eric Berkowitz and Mark Zuppe, Ona is the anti-swipe, anti-algorithm platform that relationship seekers have been waiting for. For more information please visit www.onadates.com. To download the app visit the iTunes store (coming to Google Play soon.)
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