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boonDate App

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boonDate App. This mobile application, a synergy of Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), offers an unprecedented, transformative, and interactive user experience. boonDate is not just another dating app; it's a revolutionary platform designed to reshape the way we perceive digital matchmaking. Leveraging the power of AR, users can engage in a more immersive and genuine interaction, replicating real-life experiences. At the same time, the sophisticated AI algorithms work tirelessly to ensure compatibility matches, leading to more meaningful connections.  


In the heart of boonHive's mission is a deep commitment to privacy and security, ensuring the platform fosters a private and safe community. boonDate encapsulates this ethos, introducing a multitude of new features and functionalities, all designed to protect user information and foster a safe space for authentic relationships to flourish.


Through innovative technology, an unwavering commitment to privacy, and a keen understanding of the digital dating landscape, boonDate stands as a testament to boonHive's vision - to redefine dating in the digital age, one match at a time.

boonHive Ltd is an innovative startup focused on designing and developing mobile applications utilizing advanced AR (Augmented Reality) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies. One of our flagship product, known as "boonHire," is at the heart of our enterprise.


Product Designer
User Research, Interaction, User Interface Design
Prototyping & Testing


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April 2023 - Ongoing


Pros: Lots of ways to filter matches based on personal preferences and traits. LGBTQ+ friendly with 13 sexual orientations and 22 gender identities. Questions and match percentages can help guide to more compatible matches.

Cons: Time-consuming to answer the myriad of questions (though this is also a pro for match quality). The free version has annoying ads, and the user experience improves significantly with paid version. Some users have reported running into fake profiles.


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Pros: High user base with over 40 million members, providing a wide range of potential matches. The Behavioral Matchmaking technology learns from your actions to provide better matches over time. The platform is easy to use and has a clean, modern design.

Cons: You need to become a paying subscriber to access most features, including messaging. There are reports of fake profiles or inactive accounts. Lacks comprehensive personality questionnaires, which can result in less compatible matches.


Pros: The platform is oriented towards educated professionals looking for serious relationships. The comprehensive personality test helps ensure more compatible matches. User base is mature (over 30) and serious about finding long-term love.

Cons: More expensive compared to other dating apps. Limited options if you're not interested in a long-term, serious relationship. You can't search the entire user base, only those matches suggested by the platform.

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Pros: Large user base. Detailed profiles which help in understanding potential matches better. Provides video date feature.

Cons: Messaging is not free, so it necessitates a subscription. Some users have reported that the matching algorithm could use improvement. User interface isn't as modern or user-friendly as other apps.


Pros: The platform focuses on serious, long-term relationships and has a good track record of marriages. Comprehensive personality assessment to increase the compatibility of matches. The user base tends to be more mature and interested in commitment.

Cons: The sign-up process is lengthy due to the extensive questionnaire. Free version is limited, and communication requires a paid subscription. Can be more expensive compared to other dating apps.


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Pros: Women make the first move, which can provide a more comfortable experience. The platform also facilitates finding friends and networking, not just dating. Generally a more respectful user base compared to some other apps.

Cons: Men can't initiate conversation, which may not suit everyone's preference.Smaller user base than Tinder. Matches expire within 24 hours if no message is sent, which can be stressful.


Pros: Designed to be deleted, promoting more serious relationships. Unique profile setup encourages more thoughtful engagement. High quality matches due to more comprehensive profiles.

Cons: Requires more time and effort to set up and manage profile. The user base is smaller compared to Tinder or Bumble. Not as usable in its free version compared to some others.


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Pros: User-friendly, simple swipe left or right mechanism. Huge user base, providing many potential matches.T he free version is fairly usable.

Cons: Due to its popularity, it can be hard to stand out. It's often used for short-term relationships and hookups. The quality of matches can vary greatly.


All these apps require users to sign up and create a profile. Many offer the ability to register via existing social media accounts for convenience.

User Registration:

This feature allows users to create personal profiles where they can share details about themselves, including photos, interests, age, location, etc.

Profile Creation:

Each of these apps utilizes some sort of algorithm for matching users based on various factors such as location, interests, age, etc.

Matching Algorithm:

Users can search for potential matches and filter results based on specific criteria (age range, distance, interests, etc.).

Search and Filter:

Popularized by Tinder, the swipe left (no) and right (yes) mechanic is now a common feature of many dating apps.


Once a match is made, users can communicate directly within the app via text, and sometimes video or voice chat.


Most of these apps use the user's location to suggest potential matches who are nearby.

Location-based Matching:

Features to block and report abusive or inappropriate users are standard, along with various measures to protect user data.

Privacy and Security:

Users receive alerts about messages, matches, likes, or other relevant activity.


While basic usage is often free, most of these apps also offer premium features or subscriptions for enhanced functionality, such as seeing who likes you, additional super likes, boost profile visibility, ad-free experience, etc.

Premium Features:

  • Unlimited Swipes/Likes: Free versions often limit the number of daily swipes or likes. The premium version lifts this limit.

  • Profile Boosts: Premium users can pay extra to have their profile featured prominently, increasing their visibility.

  • Advanced Matching Algorithms: Some services claim to offer improved matching algorithms for premium users.

  • Incognito Mode: This feature allows users to browse profiles without appearing in the feed of the people they are looking at.

  • Read Receipts: Premium users can see if and when their messages have been read.

Premium Features:

  • More Search Filters: Enhanced filtering options, such as body type or education level, are often available to premium users.

  • Rewind Function: Made a mistake while swiping? Premium features often allow you to undo a swipe.

  • Ad-Free Experience: Premium subscriptions often remove ads from the platform for a cleaner, uninterrupted experience.

  • Match Guarantee: Some services, like eHarmony, offer a guarantee for premium users that they'll find a match within a certain time period.

  • Travel Mode: Allows you to change your geographical location to explore profiles in other regions, states, or countries.

Premium Features:


We have established dating apps such as Tinder, Hinge, eHarmony, OKCupid, Zoosk, Bumble, Hinge, Elite, and, while unique in their own right, do share some common features that have become somewhat standard across the industry. Here are those shared feature:


Creating a new VR dating app concept, like the future boonDate, offers the opportunity to redefine the online dating experience and make it more immersive and interactive. Here are some potential features we could consider for the VR version:

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  • Allow users to create and customize their avatars in the VR space. This avatar can be as realistic or stylized as they want, providing an opportunity for self-expression.

  • Instead of just chatting with matches, users can invite them on a virtual date. These could be set in a variety of locations such as a beach, restaurant, movie theater, or a walk in a park.

  • Users can engage in interactive games with their matches. These activities can be casual games that help break the ice and stimulate conversation.

  • Using AI, the app could potentially read users' body language during VR dates and provide insights or tips. For example, if a user seems nervous, the AI could suggest topics of conversation or relaxation techniques.

  • These chatrooms could host multiple people, allowing users to meet several potential matches at once in a less pressure-filled setting.

  • If the users consent, the app can use AI to analyze the user's facial expressions and gauge emotional reactions during their VR date, which can help provide insights for the user to enhance their dating experience.

  • Users can meet in a variety of immersive, 360-degree environments that they can choose and even customize according to their preferences.

  • Implementing features like user behavior tracking and easy reporting/blocking mechanisms within the VR space will be crucial to ensure user safety and comfort.

  • Users can plan dates or surprise their matches with virtual events or experiences.

  • While full physical interaction isn't possible, simple interactions like high fives or hand-holding could be simulated in VR to help make dates feel more real.

Part of Tinder's premium subscription, this feature allows users to change their location and swipe through profiles anywhere in the world.

Tinder: Tinder Passport:

On Bumble, only women can initiate conversation after a match in heterosexual matches.

Bumble: Women make the first move:

Hinge profiles include answers to prompts (like "My most irrational fear," "I'm overly competitive about," etc.) and users can like these individual elements of profiles, not just the profile overall.

Hinge: Prompts and Likes:

OKCupid uses a plethora of multiple-choice questions to match users based on compatibility percentages.

OKCupid: Multiple Choice Questions: organizes live events for its users, providing an alternative way for people to meet in a group setting. Events:

 Personality Assessment:

eHarmony uses a comprehensive personality test to match users, which is based on their patented "Compatibility Matching System".

eHarmony: Personality Assessment:

Zoosk learns from your actions as you use the site, making more suitable matches as you use the app more.

Zoosk: Behavioral Matchmaking:

Features to block and report abusive or inappropriate users are standard, along with various measures to protect user data.

EliteSingles: Five Factor Model:

While basic usage is often free, most of these apps also offer premium features or subscriptions for enhanced functionality, such as seeing who likes you, additional super likes, boost profile visibility, ad-free experience, etc.

Premium Features:


While most dating apps share a common core of features, they each have unique aspects that set them apart. Here are a few examples of unique features found in some of these popular apps:

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