Cape Town-based Wango is a new location based dating app focused on giving women a better chance at finding their ideal dates.
Julian Smida, CEO says Wango is the first and only dating App designed from a woman’s perspective with a unique Gentleman’s touch.
“This finally gives ladies the opportunity to browse for the man of their dreams while men are obligated to adhere to a Gentleman’s Code of Conduct. Our top priority is to make women feel safe and free on the Wango platform. That is why we are the first dating App where men must agree to a “Gentleman’s Pledge” upon signing up for the app.
Smida says that if a man steps out of line and misbehaves he will be banned from the platform as most of the dating apps according to market research indicate that the male/female ratio of dating apps is almost 7:3.
“Most dating apps are designed by men with men in mind,” he says. “Wango aims to even out the ratio of men and women that use the app to reflect real-world percentages, whereas most apps are heavily skewed towards male users.
The firm says, the app is a result of research conducted among 35 000 female dating app users which showed that women are tired of signing up for dating apps only to get hit on by creepy strangers bombarding them with disrespectful messages. This causes that women chose to withdraw from these dating apps.
The app doesn’t need a cell phone number to be exchanged during the online courting process. Once communication indicates that both parties are hitting it off, Wango will suggest a date through the pop-up: “Wango for Coffee?”
If both accept, Wango will pick a spot based on both parties’ locations and suggest a date and time for the first date. Dates and times can be adjusted.
Users can browse on the App anonymously ensuring that friends and relatives are unable to “see each other” on the platform. It also provides unique icebreakers to matches to make it easy and natural to start a friendly conversation.
The App also takes away the embarrassment of having to suggest a date or meeting place by either of the parties.
“Research conducted is a clear indication that there is a need for a gentleman’s dating app. Women wants to feel safe and respected and men wants a platform where they can prove that gentlemen is a specie that is still alive and well behaved.
“By understanding what women want Wango is able to deliver a solution that embraces what really matters: manners, respect and safety.”
The free Wango App supports all iOS and Android devices.