LEAD - Apr 2 - Pickable is a new dating app where women do not have to register and create a profile. Founder Clémentine Lalande (also a co-CEO of French dating app Once) sees a great potential in her new concept, especially in Germany.
Q: Why do we need another dating app?
A: We need a new dating app because singles are tired of the swiping culture. Some users, mostly men, use bots to swipe right in order to get more matches. Women get too many messages at the best, investing too much lifetime.
Q: And in the worst case?
A: Aggressive messages or obscene pictures.
Q: What's Pickable doing differently than Tinder?
A: I chose a very radical approach and gave women 100% of control. They are completely anonymous and do not have to reveal any information. Women pick out the men on Pickable and decide for themselves what they want to share with them.
Q: Why do you see a great potential in Germany?
A: Our studies have shown that German women find swiping a lot more stressful than others. 25% of women feel uncomfortable, but in France or Italy, for example, only 10% of women feel uncomfortable about swiping. That's why I have high hopes for the German market.