CHICAGO, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been called "Tinder for music fans." FanMatch is a new mobile app that gives people the ability to browse, chat and meet up with people attending the same major music festivals this summer and fall.
With more than 48 million singles attending live music events annually, that's a lot of hooking up.
Now available in beta on Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fanmatch/id992870733?mt=8) and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.fanmatch.love,) FanMatch is making it easier than ever for music fans around the world to connect with each other.
The app allows users to select from a list of festivals they are attending when setting their personal profile, along with relationship interests that span friendship, dating and hook-ups. Similar to Tinder, it features a "like" function that allows users to match based on mutual relationship interests and attraction.
Chatting with matches is free. FanMatch users get a limited number of free daily chats with people they haven't previously matched with. Users can also unlock VIP features like unlimited chatting for $3.99 (7 days), $9.99 (1 month) and $19.99 (3 months.)
According to co-founder Ellona Ferson, FanMatch is fulfilling an unmet need among festival-goers everywhere.
"Until now meeting new people at concerts has pretty much been left to chance in the beer line," said Ferson. "Dating apps like Tinder aren't wired to show you who else is attending specific events, or to make plans in advance. FanMatch is designed to do exactly that."
FanMatch enters an ever-evolving social media and dating landscape that Ferson knows well. She created FanMatch in conjunction with a team of marketers, music industry veterans and technology partners. She is also the creator of Lovendar, a leading mobile app for couples.
"We're using mobile technology to enhance the social nature of music festivals and the people who attend them," Ferson says. "Our hope is to turn festivals of strangers into playgrounds of friends."
FanMatch is a mobile app that helps like-minded music fans connect with each other at music festivals. FanMatch allows fans looking for love, friendship, or just someone to crowd-surf with to chat and pre-arrange meetings in advance of their favorite events, and to share their passions together. FanMatch® is available on Apple and Android. Find FanMatch on Twitter at https://twitter.com/fanmatchme and Instagram at https://instagram.com/fanmatch.