Lolly is a brand-new dating app looking to cross the charm of TikTok with the benefits of virtual dating apps like Tinder. Users upload short videos designed to entertain in place of a simple dating profile. The idea is that connections will be more likely to work because more of a user's personality and tastes come across in a video. Lolly's founders are Marc Baghadjian and Sacha Schermerhorn:
|"We saw this disconnect where people couldn't tell their story on Tinder. Gen-Z felt like we weren't heard. The world has changed since 2012, and the platforms to support us have not. Pictures are so old--it's an old, outdated mindset."|
|"They think about this space deeply and use their own experiences and pain point as users themselves to scrutinize every element of the product experience."|
Lolly doesn't have a swipe left function like Tinder, and users just scroll past videos they don't want to watch. If they do like something, they can 'clap' to show their approval. There's a more in-depth interview with Lolly's founders and more details about the app in the original article, which you can read by clicking the link above!