We are dating ratings
New year’s resolution: respond to messages in a more timely fashion.The Grade does sound somewhat similar to Peeple, the much-derided, still-unlaunched app pitching itself as a place to post Yelp-style reviews of, yes, people.It then compares that against the average likes for people of your age and gender, so you know how you’re doing against the competition.
“They either have pictures that don't tell anything about their personality,” he said. And they don't write anything interesting about themselves.”Competing against established players like Tinder and Hinge, it’s hard to tell if The Grade’s approach will be enough to give it an entry into the competitive online dating space.My grade is currently a B, but it’s been as high as an A-, and as low as an F.When The Grade kicks users off, it gives them a chance to appeal (thankfully, I didn’t get that far).To get kicked off, one needs to get Fs across the board, but it’s possible to get booted after sending a message that is reported by its recipient as abusive or picked up by The Grade’s technology and after human review, is found egregious.
The app has been downloaded 100,000 times in about a year of operation, according to Lerner.
I’m hyped on the chance to give some feedback about my dates and to possibly get better match suggestions because of it, but at the same time, Hinge’s solution feels vague.