Sept 20 – Rooftop Party at Santo Domingo – Madrid

Sept 27 – After Dinner Drinks at The Rickey – New York City

Sept 30 – Private dinner party at Rose – Stockholm

Oct 19 – Where the Wild Things Drink – Berlin

Oct 21 – The Ski Week Pre-party at Century – London

March 10 – 17 March – The Ski Week – Austria

Want to attend one or more of these events? Sign up at The Inner Circle and RSVP or buy a ticket on the event page in the app or on the website.


Career: Are you a Super Mum keen to join The Inner Circle’s Member Support Team?

Are you a mum who met her other half on The Inner Circle? Are you currently at home with one or more awesome kids and keen to get back on the job market? While maintaining your flexibility with the family?

We have an amazing opportunity for a super mum to join our fast-growing start-up and help us grow even faster and most importantly, help our members find love. And the great thing is, you can do it from home at times that suit your family life.

As part of our Support Team, you’ll be a critical member of our small fast growing team. You will play a key role in the happiness & success of our members thus directly impacting the success of The Inner Circle.

As you found your other half on The Inner Circle, you know that our platform is the best way to find the love of your life.

Your responsibilities :

  • Manage the full range of support activities that includes: onboarding, support, advice and member advocacy.
  • Assist in defining and optimizing our member support service approach.
  • Maintain a high level of customer engagement and satisfaction with a focus on helping every member to have the best experience.
  • You are the first to hear sentiment and to find bottlenecks. Being sharp on tracking issues and coming up with practical solutions is key. Which includes an out of the box quick fix for the member and long term solution input for the team.
  • Align with executive team around key member success metrics and objectives.
  • To be the best mummy in the world for your child(ren).

Your profile: 

  • You are a mum who met her other half on The Inner Circle.
  • Sociable, thoughtful, organised and you get things done.
  • Brilliant English writing skills
  • Experience with customer support / trouble shooting / customer success
  • Eager to be part of a small, but dynamic team.
  • Love putting a smile on a face
  • Bachelors degree

Is this your job? Send us a brief motivation and resume to

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: Podcast met David Vermeulen

downloadDavid Vermeulen: Online Dating en The Inner Circle

In deze aflevering neemt David Vermeulen je mee in de wereld van online dating.
Hij is de oprichter van The Inner Circle, een dating community rondom een exclusieve groep jonge professionals die elkaar ontmoeten in steden als Londen, Milaan, Stockholm en Amsterdam.Dit gezelschap reist internationaal vanwege werk, maar steeds vaker zijn het The Inner Circle evenementen zelf die het hoofddoel van de stedentrip vormen.

In een overvolle online dating markt heeft David het met zijn team voor elkaar gekregen om nu al 100 duizend deelnemers zorgvuldig te screenen en toe te laten, terwijl een even groot aantal nog vol verwachting op de wachtlijst staat.

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PRESS: The Inner Circle Hire Facebook’s Aron Disco – GDI

1Facebook’s Aron Disco has just been appointed as the new Growth Marketing Manager for dating platform The Inner Circle.

Having previously worked on the Global Marketing Solutions team at Facebook, Disco has now joined The Inner Circle to help expand the app’s international presence.

In his previous role, Disco worked with local startups, as well as larger e-commerce partners, which he says has put him in good stead for the new role.

The founder of The Inner Circle, David Vermeulen, has welcomed Disco to the team, saying: “Aron is just the person we have been looking for, and I have complete faith in his ability to accelerate The Inner Circle’s user base across what is a “Tinder Tired” generation.”

Based in Amsterdam, Disco will be tasked with helping to expand The Inner Circle’s international growth as well as increasing engagement for current members.

Read full article here


PRESS: Where to launch first in Europe? We asked The Inner Circle – Apps World Series

apps-world-logo-smThe UK referendum and a potential Brexit are now approaching, leaving cities like Berlin, Stockholm and Paris competing to become Europe’s next #1 tech hub. With Amsterdam being in the middle of this ‘battle’, we asked Michael Krayenhoff, co-founder of
The Inner Circle, why they launched their dating app in Amsterdam
first and why they opened a second office in London shortly after.

Myself and business partner, David Vermeulen first met at a dinner party in London. David’s long term relationship had just ended and a few days after signing up to an online dating website, he deleted his profile because he was less than impressed.

David spoke of making a dating website, but making it differently. One that was tailored to the lives of like-minded, high-achieving men and women, and that carried out a rigorous screening process in order to eliminate the hassle of sifting through thousands of unreliable and unsuitable profiles. So the next day, David and I met and started working on the concept of The Inner Circle.

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PRESS: The Next Global Tech Hotspot? – Bloomberg

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Frustrated by the difficulty of finding dates while living in London, Dutchman David Vermeulen started The Inner Circle, a matchmaking website focused on highly educated singles. Yet rather than set up in Europe’s biggest city, he moved to Amsterdam, home to about 800,000 people and a much smaller pool of potential customers. The city, he says, offered an inexpensive place to try out the idea as well as a launchpad for international expansion if the site took off.

“Amsterdam is the ideal market for testing,” Vermeulen said at The Inner Circle’s office, a shared startup workspace on the placid waters of the Herengracht canal. “The concept was initially set-up in such a way that we could easily roll-out internationally.” His site is now available in five cities and has 93,000 approved suitors, with another 95,000 on a waiting list.

Read full article here

PRESS: The Inner Circle reaches the £1m turnover mark – Business Advice

In the first of a new On the Up series featuring startups that have successfully made it to the milestone of £1m turnover, Business Advice met founder of exclusive dating platform The Inner Circle, David Vermeulen.

Designed as an invitation-only online dating platform, aimed at ambitious like-minded singletons, The Inner Circle already boasts a 90,000-strong user base across Europe. Vermeulen has made plans to launch the brand in New York later this year.

(1) Who are you and what’s your business?

I’m David and I’m the co-founder and CEO of The Inner Circle – an exclusive dating platform for London’s successful and ambitious single people. I had the basic idea after signing up for a dating site several years ago, and wasn’t impressed with the curation. I found that most platforms attracted too broad a range of people, and I felt there should be one offering “quality” rather than “quantity”.

We launched in 2013 after I created an initial platform, first on desktop and then on a mobile site and app. Having started with a team of three, including my co-founders Serge and Michael, we now have a team of seven.

(2) You’ve recently reached £1m turnover, how much of a milestone is this for the firm?

It’s a good first step, but in our opinion it’s just the beginning. It’s a nice milestone but we are growing rapidly month-by-month and we think we can grow even quicker than we do now. In the last 12 months, The Inner Circle’s London user base has grown from 4,500 members to 35,000 – a 777 per cent growth. Across Europe, we have around 200,000 members, but we’re looking to grow worldwide.

Read full article here


PRESS: The Inner Circle wins 2 awards

The first European Awards Show was held on the 12th of May 2016 at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was a unique opportunity to network with journalists, websites, events companies and bloggers.

We are proud to announce that The Inner Circle has won 2 awards:

1. Best Niche Dating App
2. Entrepreneur of the Year – David Vermeulen

Furthermore The Inner Circle got highly commended for “Online Dating Brand of the Year”.

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PRESS: 9 signs that you’re starting to fall in love with someone – EveningStandard

og-image-frontEveryone talks about falling in love and finding ‘the one’, but how are you supposed to know when it’s happening to you?

Here, founder of dating platform The Inner Circle, David Vermeulen, gives you a tick-list of tell-tale signs that show ‘you’ve got it bad’.

You want them to meet your friends

You have been on a couple of dates, and you start to imagine how great it would be to see your best friends and your date, sharing jokes, banter and generally getting along. This thought subsequently results in a Cheshire cat grin forming across your face: you’ve got it bad.

When you see their name light up on your phone and your stomach flips

We have all been there, waiting by the phone for your date to text back. The elation and stomach flip followed by butterflies when their name appears. The frustration and loud exhale when your phone lights up and it’s your mum just checking in: you’ve got it bad.

Read more here

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PRESS: The European Dating Awards nominate The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle gets nominated for 4 awards

Established in 2014, the UK Dating Awards recognise both companies and individuals. This year, the first European Awards show edition will be held in Amsterdam. They not only reward established household names, but also celebrate newcomers to the field. Last year The Inner Circle won the award for “Best London Dating Event”. This year the nominees will again be evaluated on their achievements in Dating Technology, Marketing, Media, Customer Service, Expertise and Entrepreneurship.
We are proud to announce that The Inner Circle has been nominated for 4 awards:logoEuro

  1. Online Dating Brand of the Year 2016
  2. Dating App of the Year 2016
  3. Dating Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
  4. Innovation within the Dating Industry 2016

Want to know more about other finalists or the European Dating Awards? Read more about it here.

EVENT: Out of Office at BoCinq

The Inner Circle returned to one of its favourite bars in Amsterdam for an after work edition. Our members enjoyed some of the most beautiful cocktails, carefully crafted by the crème de la crème of bartenders. The event took off at 7PM and lasted deep into the night for our members. The crowd and the vibe were great, making this another successful Inner Circle night!

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PRESS: Online Dating Industry Celebrates April Fools’ Day – GDI

1Funny Pranks

Today is the 1st April, which is famously known around the world as April Fools’ Day – the day where up until 12pm, people around the world can get away with pranking each other at no expense. And so, here at GDI, we have been
tracking the April Fools’ antics of some of the most popular online dating services.

Check out the best online dating-related practical jokes of this year below.

The Inner Circle

Exclusive dating platform The Inner Circle also got in on the fun with one of our favourites of the day – creating a pop-up message that appeared when users logged in, telling them the company was deleting accounts as a result of growing too fast, and to try and save their membership they had to select “Paper”, “Scissors” or “Stone”.


After choosing, users were alerted they had made the wrong choice with a message that read: “Your account has been deleted. As a result of our extensive growth in London we are now removing 33% of our members. Sorry to see you go and good luck on Tinder,” before revealing the joke in the next screen.

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PRESS: ‘Nee, The Inner Circle is niet elitair’ – Het Parool

Schermafbeelding 2016-03-01 om 12.06.48Niet iedereen is welkom om datingapp The Inner Circle te gebruiken. Die voorselectie vinden David Vermeulen (40) en Michael Krayenhoff (30)
echter niet iets elitairs.

The Inner Circle is net verhuisd naar een locatie op stand: de Herengracht. De verhuizing is zo vers dat de babywand nog moet worden uitgepakt – geboortekaartjes van baby’s geboren uit koppels die elkaar via de datingapp hebben leren kennen. Veertien ‘circle-baby’s’ zijn er al. Voor zover bekend.

De Herengracht pas wel bij een app die een elitair imago heeft. Dat je moet worden toegelaten tot The Inner Circle is namelijk omstreden. Zoals oprichters David Vermeulen en Michael Krayenhoff liever zeggen: op The Inner Circle vind je likeminded potentiële geliefden.

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PRESS: The 11 best dating sites right now – The Telegraph

joejackson_photo_gal__photo_2132510615With new dating apps and sites being created faster than we can download them, it can be hard to know where to start. Radhika Sanghani rounds up the best dating options out there.

There’s been a huge rise in apps and websites all designed to help people meet online. Now, no matter what your age or lifestyle, one of the best ways to start dating is simply to create a profile. Even if you used to successfully online date, but have found yourself single again, it can be difficult to know exactly what sites you need to be surfing. It’s why I’ve created this handy guide to the 11 best dating websites and apps available right now. You’re welcome.

The Inner Circle

This site describes itself as the way to meet ‘the most successful and attractive singles.’ It asks users to fill out their job title and education, and links to Facebook so you can view their social circle. Before you join, the app has to approve you as a member (a slightly daunting process) or you have to be invited. If you want to unlock certain features you either have to pay or invite other to join. A friend who uses it tells me: “It’s good if you’re picky… but there aren’t a lot of people on it.”

Cost: Free

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PRESS: ‘Topless selfies might work on Tinder but they won’t get you into singles’ Premier League’

IBTimes-150x94Throw down the dumb-bell, put away that pout and for goodness’ sake put on some clothes. Singles in London might think they have the dating game sussed after the explosion in popularity of dating apps such as Tinder but if they want to make it into the Premier League of match-making, they had better up their game and forget posing for selfies.

By Lewis Dean

Fast lifestyles and aspiring careers mean some of the city’s high fliers don’t commit to swiping through hundreds of online profiles in the hope of finding the one – finding love was like window shopping rather than trying it on to see if it fits.

It was not until entrepreneur Michael Krayenhoff went to a dinner party with single friend David Vermeulen in 2012 that the pair thought they could play Cupid and make it pay. Three years later, The Inner Circle dating website they created has 75,000 members, with another 100,000 on the waiting list. Waiting list? You read correctly. The Inner Circle is for the attractive and/or inspiring bachelors who want help meeting like-minded people some of London’s trendiest nightspots.

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PRESS: Internet daten is het nieuwste jachtterrein – Quote

quote_logoHet internet is de plek waar ambitieuze, maar luie golddiggers tegenwoordig de pot met goud kunnen vinden. Maar hoe gaat dat in z’n werk? Onze columniste Iris van Lunenburg struinde
het digitale jachtterrein vast voor u af.

“Nu de dagen korter en kouder worden, storten mensen zich in de maanden voor kerst nóg fanatieker op een nieuwe relatie. Of in elk geval op wat tijdelijke warmte. Dit geldt niet alleen voor

de gewone sterveling. Het najaar zou je, net als het begin van de lente, ook de opening van het goudgraversjachtseizoen kunnen noemen. Nu ook de vernieuwde P.C. Hooftstraat weer is ingelopen, volgt namelijk al snel de vraag: ‘Hoe kom ik aan dat mooie horloge onder de kerstboom?”…

“Jawel: Internet daten is het nieuwste jachtterrein. En nee: dan heb ik het niet over die uiterst serieuze en ietwat sneuneuzige vind-de-liefde-van-je-leven-sites. The Inner Circle, Happn en good old Tinder zijn de plekken waar je tegenwoordig als ambitieuze, maar ietwat luie golddigger de pot met goud kunt vinden.

Tijdens een rondje Tinder komen we vooral marketeers en managers tegen. Prima natuurlijk, maar het enige wat we dan onder de kerstboom vinden is een cadeaubon. Snel de leeftijd omhoog dus, met zo’n twintig jaar. In it to win it, tenslotte. Nee, dan Inner Circle. Selectie aan de poort, daarna zelf selecteren. En met resultaat. Een van Amsterdams bekendste business- en Instagram-babes heeft haar vriend, die – wat een toeval – piloot bleek te zijn, daar opgeduikeld. Wat meteen ook de aloude golddiggertruc overbodig maakt: na de eerste ontmoeting snel even naar de wc om zijn naam te googlen. Welke voetbalvrouw is er niet groot mee geworden?”

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EVENT: Saturday night drinks 5&33 – Amsterdam

Members of The Inner Circle enjoyed a night out at art’otel’s 5&33. The gorgeous art gallery staged as the perfect location for our members to drink, dance and admire the arts!

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NEWS – Junior Marketing and Communication Manager – The Inner Circle is hiring – Amsterdam


Ready for the first (or second) challenge in your career in a dynamic online start up environment? The Inner Circle might have just the spot for you!

Your responsibilities:

As our junior manager you will be assisting our marketing & communications team in various fields, such as; social media, copy writing, lifestyle research and costumer care. You will support our team with achieving the perfect social media presence by writing creative and buzz worthy posts on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account. Your expertise in lifestyle will help you uncover all urban secretes that our The Inner Circle cities have to offer and find out what our members are up to in order to determine where and how to reach our target audiences.

You will assist in optimizing and further integrate our client services department. Our members are our important commodities and we are continuously working on improving our platform based on the feedback of our users and important tool in this is the helpdesk. The Inner Circle is an online platform that also enables our members to meet each at exclusive events that you will help coordinate and write our members mailings. In a nutshell you will be our tower of strength!

Your profile: 

  • HBO/Bachelors Communication, Media and/or Marketing
  • Fluent in English and Dutch
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Tech savvy
  • You know your way around social media
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop) knowledge a pre but certainly not must
  • Eager to be part of a small and dynamic team in a start-up environment
  • Not afraid to approach people
  • Hands on, energetic, sociable, organized
  • Most of all, you like to get things done!

We offer the best starter job in the centre of Amsterdam, in a dynamic environment, a free healthy lunch and a competitive starters salary.

Interested? Please send your resume and short motivation to  (not .com)

The Inner Circle is an exclusive network reserved for the most successful singletons around the world. A thorough screening process upon registration ensures that eligible singles with similar lifestyles meet each other in a friendly and trustworthy environment. Since its birth in 2012, The Inner Circle has rapidly expanded. The Inner Circle is currently active in London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam and Stockholm, with over 70,000 members across the globe.