Are you fed up with dating apps and the conveyor belt of bad matches, ghosting, zombie-ing and blocking?
A new dating app is looking to revamp the online dating scene, by banning activities like ghosting.
Tame is aiming to "rethink technology that brings us together" by challenging some of the pitfalls of apps like Tinder and Bumble.
First of all, users can't swipe mindlessly between potential matches; Tame wants you to give potential matches a real chance, so you can only chat with one person at a time.
To create meaningful connections, Tame also encourages matches based on your personality rather than your profile photo. Users create a set of questions for others to answer, and anyone who wants to match with you must complete them. The intention is for you to focus on one compatible connection rather than talking to many people at one time.
Interestingly, the app also creates a failsafe for ghosting. A user cannot exit a conversation without giving a valid reason and you cannot browse other profiles until you've given a legitimate excuse for ending a connection.
Lastly, there's also a balanced gender ratio. While apps like Tinder have a higher number of single men than women, Tame monitors its users, and you'll have to go on a waiting list if there are too many men or women.
While some daters might welcome this new format, others have criticised Tame for turning dating into an "online prison". "So it's like OKCupid but for entitled Incels?" wrote one Instagram user. "This is weird af lmfaooo if you're getting your feelings hurt bc someone on a dating app quit responding, grow up" said another
To learn more about Tame click here.