01 Jun 2016

New video dating app challenges status quo

A couple weeks ago, the Swedish dating app HIMYNAMEIS was released to the Swedish market. The launch has stirred a lot of attention and early users are very enthusiastic. A few days ago the big Swedish youth magazine SOLO nominated the app to one of the hottest technical innovations of the summer. Now the founders want to introduce HIMYNAMEIS to markets outside of Sweden.

01 Jun 2016


PRESS RELEASE – June 1st 2016

A couple weeks ago, the Swedish dating app HIMYNAMEIS was released to the Swedish market. The launch has stirred a lot of attention and early users are very enthusiastic. A few days ago the big Swedish youth magazine SOLO nominated the app to one of the hottest technical innovations of the summer. Now the founders want to introduce HIMYNAMEIS to markets outside of Sweden.

– It seems there is a demand for something better than the impersonal picture-based dating apps available today, and we think the same should apply outside of Sweden. Studies show that a video, even if it’s just a few seconds, gives you a very good idea of a person’s personality, looks and charisma. Contrary to some old pictures from Facebook. With HIMYNAMEIS we want to bridge the gap between peoples’ appearance in-app with their offline appearance, says Ludvig Lindström, one of the founders.

HIMYNAMEIS can be described as a mashup of Tinder and Vine. The idea is to let users appear with a short video clip (1-5 sec) in a conceptualized format. People are asked to say their name “Hi my name is X” and can use tags to search for others with similar interests. No profile pictures are allowed.

– Eventually we want to challenge the big dating giants, like Tinder and Happn, in terms of users. As of now, our primary focus is to challenge them with an improved and more serious dating experience. The dating scene needs something different than just another version of Tinder. With HIMYNAMEIS you may get less matches, but they will certainly lead to better dates, says Ludvig Lindström.

The app can be downloaded globally on the App Store as of today.


Contact:

Ludvig Lindström, co-founder HIMYNAMEIS, +46 (0)70 441 71 88

Link to the SOLO article (in Swedish):
http://www.tidningensolo.se/5-tekniknyheter-att-halla-koll-pa-just-nu

More information:
www.himynameisapp.com

In the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/himynameis-video-dating-is/id1077409490

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