NEW YORK, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern dating apps have earned themselves fairly negative reputations. Honest, everyday people who are just looking for friendly connection can't use these platforms anymore as they have become overrun with crude and nasty behavior. Just take a look at instagram.com/tindernightmares. The filters and etiquettes that are necessary in real life have gone out the door with today's dating apps.
Why? Detachment. When you're detached, you feel careless to say anything that comes to mind, even if it's foul, offensive, or rude.
Dating used to be personal, and connections were often made through friends. This created an acceptable level of pressure to behave and act like a civil human being. Coffeepass is bringing this etiquette back to the social connection and dating scene.
Dev Melepura is the co-founder and CPO/CEO of Coffeepass. After college, Dev worked professionally as a tech consultant, living out of a suitcase, constantly traveling to new locations. In between his consulting career, he also worked on a tech startup called groupbuddy.
"As a traveling tech consultant, it was hard to maintain a social life back home and meet someone; the entrepreneurial period in-between was an isolating journey too," Melepura says. "I tried online dating a few times but found it to be a bad experience every single time; I began to think that it needs to be approached in a different way."
Coffeepass is the result of this new approach to dating, which, perhaps ironically, is based on the oldest approach in the book: meet someone great through friends.
Coffeepass is a better way to meet new and interesting people -- whether they turn out to be a special someone who becomes a life-long partner, or just a great friend. Other dating apps use fancy algorithms to match people. On Coffeepass, matching happens through extended degree Facebook friends, second to third degree and beyond.
Not just about dating, the app also mixes single and non-single users together. The idea is to bring groups of friends together and to actually meet up in person. Having friends around is a great way to get to know someone new, and do so without friction in a more comfortable, safe environment.
The theme of Coffeepass is simple: "Bring your friends as well. Let's all go out."
The Coffeepass iOS app launched on March 1, 2016, and the company will soon release an Android version as well. You can download the Coffeepass iOS app here or sign up through their web-based platform at coffeepass.com.
For more information about this story, contact:
Dev Melepura, Co-Founder & CEO/CPO