Confidential user feedback keeps creeps at bay, and people who repeatedly no-show arebanned.
Pure, which will launch next week pending approval by Apple’s App Store (“we have a plan B,” says Sidorenko), is the newest entry into one of the hottest subgenres of consumer tech: the minimalist hookup app.
Bang With Friends reportedly raised a $1 million funding round and was seen as dangerous enough for Zynga to sue it for trademark infringement.
Tinder is backed by and is a perennial target of acquisition rumors in Silicon Valley.
Pure, which is hoping to ride the wave, raised a seed round of $200,000, according to Sidorenko, and is currently soliciting additionallike appeal.
But the two friends (who describe themselves as “pomosexuals“) were too impatient to use the available dating apps on the market, all of which required them to spend hours flirting with potential flings via chat or text message before getting a date and, possibly, sealing the deal.
They knew there were horny people around them looking for sex — and nothing more — but had no way of figuring out where, and who, they were.
“We thought it would be cool to use an approach like Uber,” Sidorenko says.
“Where you basically create the request, and you get a car pretty soon.
We thought it would be cool to have something like that to find a sex From that brainstorm came Pure, a new app that brings the on-demand convenience of Uber or Seamless to the bedroom.
On Pure, users designate their gender and the gender(s) of the people they’d like to sleep with, specify whether they are able to host or not, and are shown any other willing users in the surrounding area, each with an “Okay” or “No Way” prompt.
When two users are mutually attracted, they’re given each others’ coordinates to meet up.
There are no profiles, no lengthy chat sessions, and all unfulfilled requests vanish after an hour.