Wyldfire is a location-based dating application available on iOS. It was founded by San Diego-based Andrew White and Brian Freeman in 2014, and was inspired by Tinder.[1][2]

Developer(s)Andrew White, Brian Freeman
Initial release2014 (2014)
Operating systemApple iOS
TypeSocial networking

The app was designed to create a better environment for women online by giving them control over which men join the network. All men who join are approved by a female member, and chat between members is limited to 20 messages.[1] Five of the company's 11-member launch team are women and the site was backed by $150,000 in angel funding.[1]

The company's first marketing message centered on a "ditch the creeps," movement supported by a humorous YouTube video.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b c Bercovici, Jeff (July 22, 2014). "What Do Women Want From A Dating App? These Two Tech Dudes Think They Know". Forbes.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Stastny, Neal (April 30, 2014). "Can a New Exclusive, Invite-Only Dating App Weed Out The Creeps?". Askmen.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Duberman, Amanda (June 12, 2014). "Invite-Only Dating App 'Wyldfire' Hopes To De-Creep Your Matches". HuffingtonPost.com. Huffington Post. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  4. ^ Borison, Rebecca (June 11, 2014). "A New Dating App Won't Let Men Join Unless Women Approve Them First". BusinessInsider.com. Business Insider. Retrieved April 19, 2015.

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