UPCOMING DATING EVENTS

26 January – Cocktails at Sodom & Gomorra – Berlin

26 January – 2017 at BIS by Casa Gracia – Barcelona

1 February – After Work Drinks at Gainsbourg – Zürich

14 February – Valentine Special at Très Honoré – Paris

15 February – Heart Breakers Party at Karakter – Amsterdam

18 February – Dinner Celebrations at Bergmans – Stockholm

All our upcoming dating events are exclusive for members of The Inner Circle. You can RSVP after you have logged in on the site or app.

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PRESS Coverage: Dating Sites like POF that are Free – AskBoard.com

An easy to use site designed to encourage users to go on actual dates rather than spend hours chatting online. It also prevents fake photos and photo edits by only permitting selfies. Users indicate their private information, name, surname and date of birth, gender and the place of living. Just a brief description of yourself and a selfie is enough. You will get to know the person in real-life.

The Inner Circle is not for everyone and not everyone can become a member. As the name suggests it’s more for high-end, exclusive members.

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PRESS: The Inner Circle launches selective dating app in NYC

THE INNER CIRCLE LAUNCHES SELECTIVE DATING APP IN NEW YORK CITY
The Amsterdam-based company launches in the US to connect ambitious, like-minded people

NEW YORK, NYThe Inner Circle, the selective dating platform for genuine connections, today announces its entrance in the US market, with the service now fully operational in New York City, in addition to the major capitals in Europe. Since its launch out of beta, the Amsterdam-based platform has experienced rapid growth by leveraging the convenience of technology to bring matches to life — offline.

Since the company’s launch in 2012 in Amsterdam, the service has expanded to London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan, Stockholm, and Zurich. The Inner Circle creates genuine and lasting connections by connecting like-minded people in a clever and natural way. As a result, the platform has grown in Europe to 145,000 approved members and 125,000 on the waitlist. Currently, in New York, The Inner Circle has registered 12,000 members.

In order to bring like-minded people together and establish lasting relationships with long-term value, The Inner Circle screens members across various points, including age, sex, education (where 94% of the members have a Bachelor’s degree or higher) and a social network analysis to ensure authenticity, quality, and honesty of its user base. The selective nature of the app sets these parameters to guarantee the highest success for members, not to create an elite, closed network.

The Inner Circle offers much more than standard dating features:

  • Favorite spots – select your favorite local restaurant, bars, and other hangouts to see who else goes there

  • Travel plans – share your upcoming travel plans and meet up with other members around the world

  • Events – see what local events other members are attending or have attended

    ”Based on my personal experience in the online dating world, finding dates with like-minded people is a huge challenge. That’s why we focused The Inner Circle on creating a trustworthy, sophisticated environment for ambitious people to meet,” said CEO and co-founder, David Vermeulen. “We have found that people with similar backgrounds are more likely to hit it off, and we’re excited to extend this mentality to New York City.”

What separates this dating app from traditional ones are a suite of features that keep the platform safe and tight-knit, including profile-screening, Facebook or LinkedIn verification, and social network analysis. The Inner Circle also hosts monthly, members-only events at glamorous venues in major cities across the world, providing the perfect meet-up opportunities in a safe and relaxed environment.

For The Inner Circle media assets, please access the following Dropbox.

The Inner Circle is available on iOS , Android, Desktop, Mobile, and Apple Watch.

For additional details or to sign up for the service, please visit https://www.theinnercircle.co/

About The Inner Circle:
The Inner Circle is a selective dating app that connects ambitious, like-minded people. The app was founded by David Vermeulen in 2012 as a response to a real-life problem he saw people faced when searching for a date. The team created a unique platform that ensures the right people are introduced to each other. Since launch, thousands of members have been successfully matched, and The Inner Circle is just getting started.

PRESS: The Inner Circle lanceert in New York – Dating Insider

The Inner Circle heeft de stap naar de andere kant van de oceaan gemaakt. De exclusieve datingsite lanceerde deze week in New York City.

Sinds de lancering van het bedrijf in Amsterdam in 2012 breidde The Inner Circle uit naar verschillende Europese steden. In onder andere Londen, Parijs, Barcelona, Berlijn, Milan, Stockholm en Zürich is inmiddels een aanzienlijke groep gebruikers.

Het platform is … Read the full article here.

 

PRESS: An Elite Dating app just landed in New York – Business Insider UK

Business Insider – Single New Yorkers may be pleased to hear that a new dating app landed in the Big Apple this week.business-insiders-logo

The Inner Circle, already available in Amsterdam, London, Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan, Stockholm, and Zurich, officially went live in New York City on Thursday. But setting up a profile on The Inner Circle isn’t easy. Unlike Tinder and Happn, The Inner Circle vets you before letting you onto its platform, focusing specifically on how successful and how attractive you are.

Michael Krayenhoff, cofounder of The Inner Circle, told Business Insider: “Just like in London …

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PRESS: Goodbye Tinder, Hello Inner Circle – NYLON

nylon-magazine-internship1When David Vermeulen got out of a long-term relationship and started exploring his online dating options, he was less than impressed. “The problem with these websites is that they are impersonal and too concerned with amassing quantity over quality,” he says. Instead of sucking it up and dealing with the cards the internet dealt, like the rest of us single folk, or going the other route and meeting people IRL, he decided to merge the two concepts and create an app where interested individuals could meet initially online, then off.

Launching first in Amsterdam in 2012 before expanding to European cities like London, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, and Barcelona, Vermeulen’s The Inner Circle is now ….

Read the full article here

 

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PRESS: Datingapp The Inner Circle breidt uit naar de VS – Het Parool

Datingapp The Inner Circle heeft vanaf donderdag ook een Amerikaanse tak. het_parool_logo
Dat vertelt medeoprichter David Vermeulen.

De app is vanaf vandaag te downloaden in New York. “Best wel spannend,” laat Vermeulen weten. The Inner Circle werd in 2012 opgericht in Amsterdam door Vermeulen en Michael Krayenhoff. Inmiddels is de app te gebruiken in onder andere Nederland, Londen en Parijs. In Europa zijn er 145.000 Inner Circle-leden, laat het bedrijf weten. Nog eens 125.000 mensen staan op een wachtlijst.

Read the full article in Het Parool here

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EVENT: NYC – The Official Launch – Check out the pictures

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The Inner Circle
hosted a sparkling NYC Launch. The bar was filled with 220 singles from the Big Apple, members + press. The cold beers kindly provided by our friends at Warsteiner – “Warsteiner grapefruit and pilsner – the perfect couple”.
The gin was provided by Bobby’s Gin.

Check the pictures here

Read what the press wrote about our launch :
Business Insider
Nylon
 New York Business Journal

We are looking forward to our next event in New York!

EVENT: After Works Drinks at Terpentijn

We look back at a great After Work edition at the cozy bar Terpentijn. The night started with a complimentary drink of the house: limoncello! As The Inner Circle members filled up the bar, the bartender turned up the volume and had to step it up to keep it up. Great job guys! We would like to thank you all for a great evening and hope to see you again for the next event. Check out the pictures here:

 

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PRESS: Learning about datings habits around the world – DailyMail UK

daily_mail_mainItalians are desperate to settle down and Finns hate saying ‘I love you’. Dating can be fraught with difficulties – what to wear? One kiss or two? And most importantly, how to split the bill? Add to that the stress of different cultures and traditions, and you’re left with something of a romantic minefield.

If you’re visiting a different city for the first time, or perhaps you’ve relocated to a new country, it may be worth familiarising yourself with local dating etiquette.
Michael Krayenhoff, co-founder of The Inner Circle reveals what he’s learned about dating habits around the world.

Read the full article here

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Event: The Box, Soho – London

To spice up the start of September, we invited members of The Inner Circle for a night out at The Box in Soho. This infamous venue, that needs no further introduction, put on an incredible celebration. Blame the bubbles, most members ended up going home well after bed time on a school night.

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EVENT: Sip and Dance at Herengracht

Bright sunshine and clear blue skies, a perfect day for our event in Amsterdam. Thursday Herengracht reserved their elegant garden for exclusively for members of The Inner Circle. A big shout out to the staff, DJ and, of course, our members for yet another great after work edition at Herengracht.

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PRESS: VICE Berlin hat The Inner Circle getestet

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Meine Erfahrung in Sachen Dating-Apps kann ich am besten in drei Worten beschreiben: Ich habe keine. Neuerdings sitzt man aber immer öfter mit diesen Tinder-Paaren an einem Tisch und denkt sich irgendwann, dass man sich doch auch mal ruhig dem digitalen Frischmarkt anbieten könnte. Da ich aber doch von zu vielen Horrorgeschichten eingeschüchtert bin, die immer irgendwas mit Penisbildern zu tun hatten, steige ich soft ein.

In meiner Facebook-Timeline tauchte eine Anzeige für The Inner Circle auf. Der Name gefällt mir. Ich wollte schon immer mal zu etwas Exklusivem gehören. Nachforschungen ergeben: Die Plattform gilt als die Elite-App der Schönen und Reichen. Auweia. Man kann sich nicht einfach so anmelden, sondern muss genehmigt werden. Business Insider schreibt, dass die Mitarbeiter erstmal LinkedIn-Profile durchforsten, bevor sie jemanden akzeptieren. Für jedes neue Mitglied soll ein alter aus dem inneren Kreis rausgeschmissen werden. In dem Artikel des Business Insider spricht der App-Gründer von 125.000 angemeldeten Usern und weiteren 110.000 auf der Warteliste.

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PRESS: The Inner Circle Polo Event featured on Your Local Guardian

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“Elite singletons” soaked up the sun at Ham Polo club at an event organised by an exclusive invitation-only dating platform. The event on Saturday, which was organised by The Inner Circle, featured a tournament with London alumni polo teams followed by a live DJ set. The Inner Circle, which bills itself as “an exclusive network for only the most successful and attractive singletons around the world,” was founded by David Vermeulen and Michael Krayenhoff in 2013.

Television presenter Joe Forrester, 28, was also new to The Inner Circle concept. He said: “It was a great day out, certainly very different from most singles events and definitely a little more raucous than one would usually associate with a day at the polo.”

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PRESS: The Inner Circle Summer Polo Cup – Tatler

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Yes, a day at the polo can be quite fun. But shake in a great wallop of singletons and the whole event steps up a notch. Well, that’s what we learnt after The Inner Circle threw its annual Polo Cup at the Ham Polo Club, which saw 500 sexy young things roll up to pretend to watch ponies. Once the victors were crowned, DJ Per Pedersen jumped up on the decks prompting the crowd to start dancing in their seats. And since they’d all been boozing since lunchtime, it wasn’t long before some paired off early…

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EVENT: Summer Polo Cup – London

Dressed to impress, upwards of 500 young professionals came and enjoyed a delicious brunch while witnessing the Summer Polo Cup unfold. The results from the games saw True Nopal take third place against DogBuddy. The Bodos Schloss team proved to be too strong for the La Martina team and won the Inner Circle Polo Cup.

Once the victors were crowned, the party escalated with DJ Per Pedersen on the decks, Chris sharp on the sax and Mirko live on the guitar. Members of dating app The Inner Circle and Alumni Polo guests danced, flirted and celebrated the summer and one of Britain’s most beautiful sports. It was an unforgettable day with an electric atmosphere at the magical HPC, the London Polo Club.

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PRESS: The Inner Circle expands to Berlin – Business Insider

An elite dating app is trying its luck in edgy Berlin

bilogo-uk-white-on-pms7700Edgy Berlin might not seem like the most obvious city for an elite dating app to launch in but that’s exactly where The Inner Circle expanded to last last month
as it looks to appeal to an increasing number of Europeans.

Shortly after the launch, one tech worker in Berlin told Business Insider that they couldn’t see the app taking off in the city.

But The Inner Circle, which vets people’s LinkedIn profiles before letting them onto its app, already boasts several thousand users in the city, according to cofounder Michael Krayenhoff.

“We have 6,000 members in Berlin and are on track to have 20,000 members by the end of October,” said Krayenhoff, who launched the dating platform in London in 2013.”Berlin has been going exceptionally well, especially in the tech startup scene.”

In contrast to more established dating apps like Tinder and Happn, where it’s all about speed and getting through profiles, The Inner Circle allows people to share considerably more information about themselves beyond a short bio. People arrange meetups at high-end venues and they can let overseas members know if they’re planning to visit a particular city in the near future.

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PRESS: The dos and don’ts of approaching someone you fancy – FemaleFirst

v8nQBHn0Founder of Professional dating site The Inner Circle, tells us how to, and how not to approach someone you find attractive

We’ve all been there; you look across the room and there stands possibly the most attractive person you have ever seen, but you dread the thought of approaching them
through fear of rejection.

Comfortingly, these feelings are ones that everyone experiences, and ones that can easily be overcome. David Vermeulen, founder of exclusive dating platform The Inner Circle, has provided us with his top dos and don’ts, to be used when approaching someone you find attractive.

DON’T: Wait for the right moment

There is never going to be a ‘right time’ to approach someone. You will always be able to come up with reasons why not to do it. Furthermore, umming and ahhing about approaching someone will just increase your anxiety. So just bite the bullet and DO IT!

DON’T: Overdo it on the touching.

Why ruin an otherwise wonderful meet, with too many unnecessary hugs. Remember, you don’t know each other. What could you possibly have to hug about?!

DON’T: Use pick up lines.

If a pick up line seems inappropriate, or possibly even offensive when sober, this will still be true after a couple of drinks, and after encouragement from your drunk friends to lead with it. A simple, non rehearsed opening will more than suffice.

Read more here

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PRESS: A chat with Michael Krayenhoff – Blix Magazine

We chat to Michael Krayenhoff, the co-founder of The Inner Circle – a Blixmag-logounique datingplatform connecting ambitious, like-minded people in London and beyond.

Can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself?

The Inner Circle was launched in 2012 by David Vermeulen, Serge Samusya and myself. Before that I’ve worked as a consultant in Singapore and studied MSc in Entrepreneurship at Royal Holloway University in London. At The Inner Circle, I focus on a variety of things such as business expansion, events, PR and growth.

What triggered you to launch InnerCircle?

The Inner Circle is the brainchild of our Founder and CEO, David Vermeulen. After his long term relationship came to an end in 2012, he registered for online dating websites for the first time and deleted his accounts shortly after.

The websites and apps didn’t represent what he was truly searching for. As entertaining as it can be to go through endless profiles, swiping left or right aimlessly, the reality was that the majority of profiles and matches were random and unappealing. And this made him realize that it’s the quality of potential matches that matters, not the quantity of users amassed.

Read full article here

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PRESS: Zwei Wochen in der Nobeldisco unter den Dating-Apps – WIRED

The Inner Circle ist so etwas wie der Nobelclub unter den
Dating-Plattformen: Rein kommt nur, wer es anwired einem
virtuellen Türsteher vorbeischafft. Nun hat die Plattform
auch in Berlin aufgemacht und unser Autor hat sich gefragt:
Wie sieht das edle Liebesanbahnungsnest von innen aus?

Nobeldisco, das Wort klingt ja schon etwas angeranzt. Ein bisschen wie Saint Tropez. Oder Düsseldorf. Wo es solche Läden gab oder gibt. Doch eigentlich existiert in jeder größeren Stadt mindestens ein Club, der ungefähr zum Wort Nobeldisco passt: Dort, so würde es die jeweilige Lokalzeitung ausdrücken, feiern die Jungen und Schönen und Reichen. Weshalb Leute, die weder jung noch schön noch reich aussehen, nicht reinkommen. Angeblich. Viele Menschen wollen diese Orte aber auch gar nicht betreten, weil sie sich von vorne herein ausgeschlossen fühlen von dem, was man so bessere Kreise nennt. Andererseits: Da will man doch rein. Wenigstens um nachzugucken, wie es da so ist.

Die besseren Kreise: Damit ist man nicht nur buchstäblich bei The Inner Circle. In den vergangenen zwei Jahren hat die Dating-Seite von Amsterdam aus nach und nach in europäischen Metropolen örtliche Netze aufgespannt – mit dem Versprechen, ein exklusiver Club zu sein für Leute, die jemanden finden wollen. Jemand Besonderen. Jungen, Schönen, Reichen. Nach Städten wie Paris und London scheint nun auch Berlin dran zu sein.

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