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With So Many Gay Dating Apps to Choose from, Why Make a Date with “Woo You?”

You know when you’re in a new neighbourhood, city, or country even, and you’re “single and ready to mingle” so you leave your dating app open? You know, just to see if someone exciting is ready and willing to chat and perhaps even meet you?

WRITTEN BY Joey Viola | Guest Writer | Jan 18 2018


You don’t even need to be travelling you could just be at home and craving company, so you load it up and start scrolling through all the headless torsos. A couple minutes later, you notice you've received a message. You’re intrigued so you open the message and nothing but an unsolicited and very unappealing nude photo stares back at you. Of course, your phone’s screen brightness is on max too. Yikes!

Perhaps you can relate to a scenario where a user keeps messaging you, over and over - “HI! HI! HI! HI!” - insisting you reply and probably expecting something you’re not interested in. The worst part is even if you do have the courtesy of letting them down nicely, you end up getting called “ugly” or “fat,” anyway. How can singles relate to one another without a double opt-in? Eek!

Then there are the users who flat-out judge you based on a photo before they even learn any of your general interests and hobbies. There is no other connection between the two of you, other than an immediately superficial one. Currently, dating apps like Grindr and Scruff facilitate unabashed and mean-spirited racism, ageism, body-shaming, and the fostering of HIV/AIDS stigmatization. Whoa!

A major element missing in apps like Grindr, Scruff and Tinder, is communication. Users are not encouraged to develop basic social skills, so when they swipe left or right on the basis of a photo, they are immediately connected (or disconnected); either being propelled to chat without any predetermined attributes of one another, or not at all.

While most dating apps and online personal sites rely on lust (the first stage of love and entanglement), Woo You is designed to provide the tools and resources to help relationship-minded singles create dating experiences and connections through real-life interactions; our members are sure to find true love doing what they love.

On Woo You, you can choose from hundreds of curated dates created by like-minded and compatible singles looking to get offline and connect in real life. It's that simple. Alternatively, you can create the date, choosing from hundreds of pre-written dating experiences prepared and curated by our dating experts. When choosing a template you can filter through all the “Woo You Dating Categories” (Active Dates, Food & Drink, Culture, etc.) or create your own experience entirely! Intimacy is encouraged by devices that inspire relationship-minded singles to connect in real life.

From Manhunt to Bumble, dating apps and sites have crossed too many inappropriate lines, and more often than not, they waste your time and have you feeling hopeless. How many “send nudes” messages is too many? At Woo You, we strive to change that by building a vibrant, diverse and interactive community of singles that empower one another, breaking the cycle of the unsolicited or offensive screen to screen interactions by committing compatible users to face to face dating experiences. In search of love and companionship? It is our mission to redefine dating in the digital age!

Joey Viola

Cofounder Mojo Toronto

Joey Viola is the Co-Founder of MoJo Toronto and an LGBTQ community leader who utilizes his passion and flair for the art of writing by bringing a fresh perspective in reviewing entertainment and advocating for equality, tolerance and socio-political justice.