LA DEPECHE - Dec 30 - Jean Meyer launched his dating app Once in 2015. It claims 2M users in France and 8M globally. "Our turnover in 2017 was 12M Eur, "says Jean Meyer. In 2011, during his years at Columbia University, he started a dating app for students, called "Date". "We were compared to Facebook; we even had an article in the New York Times. Then Tinder arrived and broke us down." While traveling in Korea, Jean discovers a new successful dating app that focused on the quality and not quantity of matches. Jean brought the recipe back in his luggage and launched a similar app in Europe with his team. Once is currently in 30 countries. The app is launching Once Places, which is a selection of romantic places proposed to users for their dates.