The CEO of Dattch, a newly-launched app targeted exclusively at women seeking women, says she doesn't think her product should be compared to Grindr.
CEO Robyn Exton spoke with HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps about the app, which connects lesbians and bisexuals to other women. She said that even with all the other dating websites and apps, Dattch is different in that its sole focus extends further than just getting lucky.
"[Dattch] started off meeting people for romantic purposes, but I think it’s kind of grown into more of just a community-based app," Exton said. "We have quite a large number of girls who are using it just to make friends amongst the lesbian and bisexual community. Really, we help girls find each other, and then they define what happens after that."
Even though the app does provide users' GPS location, Exton said she found that's not what women are most interested in.
"When we first started Dattch, it did used to show you the closest person, [but] girls didn’t care," Exton said. "It meant nothing to them. They always just scrolled through those first people. What we show you is girls randomly in an area that you’re happy to travel in."
Watch the full conversation with Dattch's CEO Robyn Exton below: