Frequently Asked Questions


So, What’s Different About The New Loveflutter?

Why Are You Changing Loveflutter?

Who’s Behind Loveflutter?

Why Twitter Not Instagram?

Tweets Reveal My Personality? Wait, How?

How Does It All Work?

Are You Part Of Twitter?

So, What’s Different About The New Loveflutter?

We've re-built Loveflutter to shape a new swiping experience that's as much about your thoughts, feelings and opinions as it is your looks.

Because on a date in real-life, looks matter but it’s what you say that counts. Which is why we’re the first app to team up with the best platform for self-expression, Twitter, to bring the power of 140 characters to your dating game: you can now sign-in with Twitter, add tweets to your profile and browse Twitter feeds of potential matches, all in-app.

We’ve also revamped our iOS and web apps and (finally!) released Loveflutter for Android. So, a host of new features, plus we’ve upgraded Loveflutter’s core with an entirely new code base fit for our global footprint, so you can swipe on personality and looks on any device, anywhere. And best of all? Loveflutter is still completely free.

The key differences:

Swipe With More Insight
See #140Facts, pictures and latest tweets, all before you swipe ‘Like’ or ‘Pass’.

Twitter Sign-In
Sign-in to Loveflutter with Twitter to add your 10 most recent tweets to your profile. Facebook and email sign-in also available.

See Tweets On Profiles
A re-designed UI with personality-rich profiles showing latest tweets including any pictures, gifs, emoji and hashtags tweeted.

Use On Any Device, Anywhere
Our first ever Android app and revamped iOS and web apps. Enjoy!

Slower Swipes
Beta users of the new app spent twice as long checking out each profile before swiping ‘Like’ or ‘Pass’. We consider that a good thing!

More People, More Matches
Unlike other dating apps relying solely on Facebook users, Loveflutter offers you a bigger pool from Facebook and Twitter.

2 x The Conversations
In beta-testing, users displaying tweets sparked twice as many conversations as those without Loveflutter connected to Twitter.

Better Match To Date Ratios
On the previous app, users converted 5 matches into 1 real-life date, on the new app beta users improved that ratio to 3:1.

Date Ideas Now With Tips
Find the best places to meet in real life, now with full tips and reviews from Foursquare.

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Why Are You Changing Loveflutter?

Back in 2014 when Loveflutter launched with a Twitter-inspired interface (140 character facts over blurred profile images) the amazing response showed a desire for a dating app that strikes the right balance of personality and looks. With thousands signing up each week, we knew were onto something, we just couldn’t pin it down. Until recently.

In early 2016, we noticed half of our users included a Twitter handle in their Loveflutter bio, an insight that led us to run the first ever Twitter Dating Survey, which we’ve re-run for 2017. The key findings: flirting on Twitter is rampant and ubiquitous but it stops at that. Asking someone out on a date? It’s frowned upon and rarely happens, it’s simply not the right platform. Our conclusion? Let’s make that platform!

So, we’ve changed Loveflutter for the better, giving current users new features they’ll love whilst reaching out to a new audience of 160m Twitter singles with a familiar platform so they can transform all that Twitter flirting into something real.

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Who’s Behind Loveflutter?

We’re a diverse team split between London, New York and Tokyo, a quiet bunch of developers, creatives and technologists. We’re known for innovation, bringing new technology and ideas to digital dating, including Google-powered interest matching; Foursquare integration for date ideas; social experiments with science partners; ‘Promoted Places’ and now, Twitter integration.

We’re a start-up, not part of any conglomerate or driven by venture capitalists racing to make money. Single and sometimes feel like you’re swiping in vain? We’re on your side. Along the way we’ve been lucky to work with some talented people: psychologists, academics, scientists and institutions, who share our desire to explore attraction in the digital age. Which is why we created Loveflutter Labs, our R & D unit tapping into the expertise of this global collective. The new app is the first project born from this relationship.

How are we funded? We’re grateful to our incredibly supportive backers (who wish to remain anonymous, for now at least) and couldn’t be where we are without the encouragement of our friends, families and peers. You know who you are. Much love.

Read more about Our Story.

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Why Twitter Not Instagram?

Since Twitter is the world’s best platform for self-expression we think it’s a great way to express yourself in dating.

Spontaneous, opinionated, clever and funny, tweets are the unfiltered news about what’s happening in your world right now. Tweets show the real you, not the Instagram-enhanced version of your life and offer more opportunities to break the ice and chat: beta testers of the new Loveflutter reported tweets were ‘twice as likely conversation-starters’ than pictures.

Other dating apps have hooked up with Instagram, giving users the option to display even more pictures on profiles. Instead, we want to shift the emphasis away from a UI that encourages snap judgements on simply looks. Loveflutter’s re-designed UI brings personality back into the dating equation, adding an extra layer of insight whilst retaining everything good about modern dating app design: fast profile creation, anonymous swiping and mutual matches.

Along with tweets, Loveflutter profiles display a person’s 140 character fact, 6 pictures and more details such as work, education, politics and religion together with any common friends and interests. We want you to discover real people not Instagram feeds and make swiping ‘Like’ mean more than ‘I’m down with your selfie’.

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Tweets Reveal My Personality? Wait, How?

After we started building the new Loveflutter, we teamed up with some clever people in Toronto for research (and reassurance!) into the path we’d taken. Receptiviti AI are the world’s leading language scientists and part of Loveflutter Labs, a global collective of partners helping us shape the future of dating. As luck would have it, they were already exploring the relationship between tweets and personality.

"The frequency of certain words in tweets, such as pronouns, can reveal a person's emotional, social and thinking style. Each tweet is like a fingerprint."

Professor James Pennebaker, University of Texas & Co-founder, Receptiviti

So we’ve found friends with a shared belief in our ‘looks matter, but what you say counts’ philosophy and we’re excited to work with them in the future. Find out what your tweets reveal about you, take our Twitter Personality Test.

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How Does It All Work?

Whether you’re a Twitter user or just love checking out tweets, the new Loveflutter is for everyone (non-Twitter users can still sign-up via Facebook or email and browse tweets of potential matches).

Connecting Twitter & Your Privacy

1. To display recent tweets on your Loveflutter profile simply sign-in with your Twitter account or tap ‘Connect with Twitter’ in Settings.

2. Loveflutter will never display your handle or full name, post anything to Twitter on your behalf or alter your existing privacy settings.

3. Users with a private Twitter account are given the option to allow potential matches to read their latest tweets, without affecting the status of their locked account outside of Loveflutter.

See #140Facts, Pictures & Tweets

Along with tweets, Loveflutter profiles display a person’s 140 character fact (#140Fact), 6 pictures and more details such as work, education, politics and religion plus we highlight any common friends and shared interests.

We want to shift dating away from a culture of instinctive and fast swiping based solely on looks, so our profile pictures on Loveflutter are blurred until you’ve read a person’s #140Fact. Simply tap on the image to reveal the face, and more, behind each story.

Swipe With More Insight

The new Loveflutter brings more depth to swiping 'Like' or 'Pass' on profiles, it’s as much about what people think, feel and say as it is the way they look. Because for anything more than a casual encounter, looks matter, but it's what you say that counts.

Match & Suggest Date Ideas

Got a match? Get on a date! We’re the only dating app to nudge you and your match to meet in real life by suggesting date ideas close to both of you. Simply hit 'Date Ideas' in the menu or ‘Find A Place To Meet’ in your conversation. We show you ‘Promoted Places’ nearby (that’s our advertising model to keep Loveflutter free) together with venues and tips from another great bunch we’ve teamed up with, Foursquare. We'd rather you collect memories, not more matches, by organising a date soon after you've matched.

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Are You Part Of Twitter?

We love Twitter and everything 140. Twitter will always be the best place to find out 'what's happening' and now Loveflutter is a new place to discover 'who's happening'.

So, we’re very much aligned but not an official partnership or commercial agreement. We’ve teamed up in a technical-sense, integrating Twitter’s API across Loveflutter’s iOS, Android and web platforms giving you a seamless way to connect Twitter with Loveflutter and display tweets on your dating profile.

We're bringing fun news about Twitter to a generation more used to ‘swiping’ than ‘tweeting’ whilst creating a new platform for Twitter’s 160m singles to turn all their #TwitterFlirting into something real on Loveflutter, #TwitterDating.

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