Her (dating app)

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Her
Developer(s)Dattch Ltd.
Initial releaseSeptember 2013 (2013-09)
Stable release
2.13 (iOS) / August 27, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-08-27)
Preview release
0.30 (Android) / July 25, 2014; 5 years ago (2014-07-25)
Operating systemiOS 6, Android 4.0.3
Size
  • iOS: 17.6 MB
  • Android: 3.4 MB
TypeGeosocial networking
Websiteweareher.com

Her, formerly Dattch, is a geosocial networking app geared towards lesbian, queer, bisexual and bicurious women and non-binary people.[1] It is available for iOS and Android.[2][3]

Users can join the app with their Facebook account or email address. Cisgender men are not allowed to create profiles on the platform.[4] As of May 2018, the application is available in 55 countries.[5][6]

The app was founded by Robyn Exton and launched in September 2013.[7]

Investors[edit]

In March 2013, Her (then Dattch) received €40,000 in funding upon joining the start-up incubator Wayra Academy, owned by Telefonica.[8]

In September 2013, the application raised £100,000 from three investors including founder of W3 Ltd, Yannick Pons and Investor & Chairman of YPlan Andy Phillipps.[9]

In March 2014, Dattch received a US$25,000 investment prize after being awarded with Best Design at 2014's LAUNCH Festival.[10]

In March 2015, after $1 million in funding from investors such as Alexis Ohanian, and Garry Tan and Michael Birch from Y Combinator, Dattch was renamed to Her.[11]

Reception[edit]

Her has been well received by LGBTQ communities. In ReadWrite's article, "Why Queer Women Need Their Own Dating App," Dattch was called "one of its kind" and "the app queer women have been waiting for."[12] Lesbian news portal Autostraddle said, "it is a pleasure seeing technology created with women’s needs being considered so carefully."[13]

Cultural references[edit]

Her appeared in the Channel 4 Documentary, How to Be a Young Billionaire, which televised in the UK in 2015.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dattch- dating and social network for lesbian, bisexual and bicurious women". Official Website. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Dattch Lesbian Dating & Lesbian Social Network". iTunes Store. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Dattch - The Lesbian App". Android Apps on Google Play. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  4. ^ Williams, Rhiannon (14 February 2014). "Who are the men trying to join lesbian dating app Dattch?". The Telegraph. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  5. ^ Hatmaker, Taylor (31 May 2018). "The queer dating app Her expands with curated community spaces". TechCrunch. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Dattch Lesbian Dating & Lesbian Social Network". iTunes Store. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  7. ^ Lomas, Natasha (22 September 2013). "Dattch, A Pinterest-Inspired Dating App For Gay Women, Closes $160K To Fuel Its UK Beta". TechCrunch. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  8. ^ O2 (28 March 2013). "Wayra UK selects new start-ups". O2 Blog. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  9. ^ Golburn, James (26 September 2013). "£100,000 investment for Dattch includes YPlan Chairman". Tech City News. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  10. ^ "LAUNCH Festival 2014: And the winners are..." LAUNCH blog. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  11. ^ Crook, Jordan (18 March 2015). "With $1 Million In New Funding, Dattch Lesbian Dating App Rebrands To Her". TechCrunch. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  12. ^ Hatmaker, Taylor (3 Mar 2014). "Why Queer Women Need Their Own Dating App". Read Write. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  13. ^ Stef (28 February 2013). "Dattch: New Lady-Dating App That Could Change Everything Launches in US". Autostraddle. Retrieved 14 March 2014.