New dating app Desti could boost sales for local businesses with new matching system

There’s a new dating app on the scene called Desti, which aims to filter matches based on where you want to go on a date. According to the developers, the app is designed to eliminate chatter by leveraging video messaging, and it aims to get more people through the doors of their local businesses for their date.

A screenshot of the Desti app

Dating apps like Tinder have been around for a long time, and over the years new apps have found ways to stand out. Bumble only allows women to message first, Happn shows you people you’ve met, and Hinge focuses on building a complete profile. Now Desti wants to match you based on your preferred location for a date. This might help you find a match with common interests.

Commenting on the video aspects of the new app, Nick Dominguez, COO and Lead Designer/Developer of Desti, said:

“When developing Desti, our goal was to create a distinctive user experience that was at least 10x more efficient than our competitors. We decided to bet that short video would be the future and give people a way to communicate with a lot less friction. If you take a look at a woman’s dating app inbox, it’s not hard to see the problem. I turned to books that I I read like Peter Thiel’s Zero to One to capitalize on the last-mover advantage.

Currently, the availability of the app is very limited. It is available for download from the iOS App Store, but you must be located in Austin, Texas. Hopefully this will increase over time so that more users can onboard and businesses can become more personalized. For Android users wanting to use the app, no details were given on a launch.