A first-of-its-kind dating app that matches singles with potential partners who are older or younger than them by 20 years (or more) has gotten off to a promising start.
Within 24 hours of launching, the ‘extreme’ age gap site 20 Dating has seen 1,200 people join up with founder David Minns expecting a further 1,800 new members the following day — that’s more than one sign-up per minute.
“I have been surprised by the excitement and interest in 20 Dating,” David said.
“Seeing people of all ages joining and conversations following has been wonderful.”
At this stage, the majority of users are aged 40 to 60 years; the oldest male user is 87 years old while the oldest female user is 76.
In terms of a gender split, 66 per cent of users are men, 32 per cent are women and two per cent identify as transgender.
Membership to 20 Dating is free and users are not required to pay more or ‘upgrade’ to chat with their matches or organise to meet up. However, a VIP upgrade is expected to be introduced ‘after the initial launch’.
The app has a strict ‘no nudity’ policy, stating that “Naked or overly sexual images are not allowed and rejected during moderation”.