NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today marks the official launch of the iOS app Avec, an experiential dating app that introduces people on the simple premise of common interests. Users can invite other users to join them on dates like restaurant reservations, Broadway shows, sporting events and everything in-between. The Avec app first previewed in March 2016 at SXSW amidst beta testers, influencers and media. Since then, the developers at Avec have added additional functionality into the app incorporating feedback from the influencers that previewed it.
Avec, derived from Middle French ‘avecques’ meaning ‘with’, was created with the idea that people should choose dates based on common interests, not just photo uploads. How it works is very simple: a user offers a date for an activity or event they have tickets to. Through push notifications in real time, the user sees the profiles of people interested in the date and vice versa. With Avec, people can only browse by events, not by profile, which is what makes the app so unique.
“There’s no reason that anyone should have to go out alone,” said Dr. Rhett Silver, founder of Avec. “It might be easy to find people who share your interests, but Avec takes it one step further by offering matches who are equally interested in an activity you have planned. It’s like finding a date for a date!”
Dr. Silver founded Avec when his date cancelled on him. “I was living in Chicago and the city’s cyclists have a tradition they call L.A.T.E. Ride, where they have thousands of riders going 25 miles across downtown. I created my own tradition where I hired a rickshaw driver to ride behind all of them while I drank wine. In my third year of doing this, my date cancelled on me. It hit me then that many women in Chicago would probably think it was a fun date idea, but now how to find one...”
Avec is now available live in the App Store for iOS and free for a limited time. To download, visit avec-app.com.
Avec is an experiential dating app that introduces people on the simple premise of common interests. Derived from Middle French ‘avecques’ meaning ‘with,’ users can go to events they care about with people they are curious about, simply by searching available events on a specific date. With Avec, you’ll never need to go out alone again. For more information, visit avec-app.com.