Another mainstay of the conventional dating app, the user name, has also been done away with.“To us, having a user name on a dating site makes no sense," says Robyn.“Whenever I call someone who’s emailed through their number, they always tell me ‘I’m really glad you do this, it makes me feel a lot more safe online’", says Emily."When you think back to how many dates you’ve had on OKCupid or Plenty of Fish or wherever, unless you’ve made the effort to speak to them on the phone or Snap Chat them or whatever, you have no faith in OKCupid’s ability to say ‘That’s not a real person, that’s not a man or a woman’."You’re not hotchick123, you’re Sarah and we’re going to meet up in a couple of days, so you may as well be upfront about what your name is!" Given the internet's shady past in anonymity and identity obscurity, she places great importance in grounding the app in a sense of reality.It’s just the differences in how men and women behave; for guys it’s great because they’re happy to take that risk a lot quicker and say ‘Fine, let’s meet up’.
Users are required to verify their identity through either sharing their Facebook profile, email address, or agreeing to speak over the phone."Having a username is on a basic level an illusion, and a dating app is supposed to be about meeting people, so you have to be yourself." Women are obviously the driving force behind and the target market for Dattch, but it's not just females who attempt to sign up.Robyn and Emily receive an average of three to five applications a day from men seeking to meet lesbian women.But there are these idiots who persist in doing it. _____________________________________________________ Emily: Hi this is Emily calling from Dattch to continue your registration. Voice 2: She’s my sister, she just went to the toilet. I’m actually calling to deal with Amanda’s account right now, maybe I can speak with you about joining afterwards? Emily: So you wanted to sign up for Dattch through your sister? If you want to join, you would need to apply yourself.After Emily rang one man, he rang back and asked if she wanted to go on a date. " There is however a blurred line when it comes to transgender users, acknowledges Robyn. Emily: OK well, I’ll call back when she’s available then. So can you please confirm for us if you identify as male or female?
“It’s much easier to upload a picture than write about yourself - we think you can get a better sense of looking at someone’s Instagram feed than reading about them.