Lagos-based dating app, Vybe now has over 10,000 strong users across 65 countries since its last year April
Vybe who has been promoting its self as a dating app by Africans, for Africans, was launched to help users find love in a fun and secure ways.
Co-founder, Vybe, Adetolani Eko said the team decided to build the app after noticing there was no dating or matchmaking platform that properly addressed the issues and peculiarities of dating in Africa.
“For us, Vybe is about the proper inclusion and representation of Africans in the global online dating and matchmaking industry. Africans currently have access to less than 40 percent of the top 10 dating platforms in the world, and this has limited their options for finding connections online,” Eko said.
“The platforms that are accessible to Africans have little or no presence in the continent and provide no support for African tailored options and features that can improve the online dating experience,” Eko added.
On the platform, users can find matches based on location, age, intentions, tribe, religion amongst many other things.
Users can also find a match just shaking their phone or vybing. Speaking on the security measures placed on the placed, the co-founder said, “To tackle insecurity, we leverage a combination of AI algorithms, routine checks, and our community to identify and eliminate fake users”.
The app has proven to be people’s favorite as it has over 10,000 users spread across different countries of the world. It is also available in English and French.
Vybe has bee self-funding itself and it is currently raising its first funding round, which involves some notable African and International VCs.
“We currently have a three-to-five percent weekly growth rate, and this has increased with the lockdown and restriction of movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has also increased the demand to attend our monthly virtual dating sessions. Our plan for the next year is to strengthen our user base in Nigeria and make more direct expansion into other parts of West Africa,” Eko said.