Former Stratford College pupil launches new dating app - The Stratford Observer

Former Stratford College pupil launches new dating app

Stratford Editorial 5th Oct, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

A FORMER Stratford College student is feeling confident his new dating app can more than match its rivals in the love stakes.

Jack Knowles launched his new project Temptr recently and he is already hoping it will out-do his main rival Tinder in bringing single people together.

Both apps see users swipe left or right to indicate whether or not they find someone attractive. If two people swipe to indicate they like each other, they are then given the option to chat within the app.

But Jack says what sets Temptr apart from the rest is the fact matches can also exchange pictures with one another and even ‘check-in’ wherever they are in the world – anywhere from nightclubs to gymnasiums.

The 26-year-old developed his entrepreneurial spirit while studying Business at Stratford College and considers his time there crucial to his current achievements.

He said:“I spent an amazing three years at Stratford College and I’ll always be grateful. That fact is I wouldn’t be where I am today without studying on the course.

“My lecturers were incredible and the encouragement, after a disappointing secondary school experience, was second to none.”

A spokesperson for Temptr said: “Our pledge is to keep Temptr free, fun and the fastest, easiest way to meet people online.

“It’s no longer seen as a taboo to meet people on these apps, and with availability on iOS and Android, we’re hoping to attract a large number.

“This is a great place to meet people and we’ve tried to keep the format simple while adding some special features. The app has been in the pipeline for a while and we’re just waiting to celebrate our first Temptr marriage!”

Visit to find out more about the app.

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