Squad

People download Squad to meet people who they could potentially date, in a low-pressure situation. We combine the ease of meeting people on a dating app with the comfort of doing it with your friends

Founded 2015
1-15 employees
  • Consumer Mobile
  • Headquarters address
    122 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

    The Squad Story

    Although most people won't admit it, meeting new people can be scary and hard. The possibility of being rejected is strong, and most of the time, it's easier not to put ourselves out there. There's been many attempts to get people over this rejection hump, most notably in the form of dating apps like Tinder (and all its competitors).

    However, there's two main problems with dating apps:

    • First, they focus on one-to-one interaction. This means you have to make the tough choice between hanging out with your friends, or meeting someone new (who could possibly be your soulmate! but probably isn't)
    • Second, they focus on explicitly romantic interactions. This means that when you do choose to meet said new person, you have to decide after a relatively short amount of time whether to be romantic with them, or to never see them again. Friendship is typically not an option.

    Those are two problems we don't like, so we created Squad to solve them. We believe the solution to this problem lies in adding your friends to the equation, and removing the explicit romance from the interaction.

    Solving these problems presents a huge opportunity, and we're looking for special individuals to come join us as we figure out the solution.

    Tech stack

    objective-C for iOS 8+, parse backend, interface with Layer chat services

    Benefits

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
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