PRESS: The Inner Circle launches selective dating app in NYC

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.

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

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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.