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“The letters we give them are randomized each time, so every match is a different 'puzzle.'" Nguyen says this helps filter out users who aren't willing to make the effort.
"We hope that by getting guys to spend time working on these puzzles, they will value their matches more," he adds.
There’s also a 24-hour window when fun matches can communicate and a five day window for real matches.
“We don’t want people becoming pen pals and just chatting with each other for weeks on end,” Nguyen says.
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“In our system, a right swipe is a 'real' like, a down swipe is a 'fun' like and left is not interested,” he explains. According to Nguyen, LUCK is getting downloads from across the country, with the highest concentrations of users in Austin and New York City.But according to Match.com, after sorting through over 20 years of their user data, they named July 8 as the busiest day of the year for dating apps.If you’re wondering why a random day in July took the crown for the best day to be on a dating app, Jessica Cline, a LCSW and psychotherapist specializing in divorce and relationships, says it completely makes sense because summertime is often the time for activities and adventures.(It should be noted that while LUCK does focus on heterosexual relationships, it is open to all.) LUCK launched for i Phone users across the U. Users only match with each other if they both choose the same real or fun like.“Real being a committed relationship, fun being everything else,” Nguyen says.“Summer is really one of the best times to be using an online service,” says Cline.“Ideally we want a life partner that shares in these interests which would prompt more people to begin to be more proactive in their love life.The days are longer and we feel happier and healthier in the summer due to vitamin D and an active lifestyle.” Catherine Malone, a dating expert for the dating app Wild, says that according to an analysis of Facebook updates, since the most popular time for a couple to call it quits is Spring (usually right after Valentine’s Day), there’s a major increase of new users from late spring to the beginning of summer.But even if you’re not planning on spending quality time with your dating apps on July 8, you still have a few more months of summer left to soak up prime dating season.“There’s wiggle room for users to decide what real and fun means.” Once two users match, they’re able to message each other but the copy and paste function is disabled so users can't recycle the same tired messages to every match.“People [on other dating apps] end up using the same line over and over,” Nguyen says.