The Scoop: Singles who are ready to be clear with their intentions — and open-minded about others — can download the BARE Dating app for a refreshing experience. The app’s advanced AI technology ensures all profiles are real, so members can feel safe and comfortable when deciding how much they want to reveal about themselves. BARE has created a dating environment without shame or judgment thanks to its many well-planned features.
Dating has never been easy, but singles are now reporting that it may be harder than ever.
According to a 2020 Pew Research poll, 65% of respondents said that many recent trends have made them more cautious and made dating more challenging.
What’s more, 56% of respondents said they had trouble finding someone who was looking for the same kind of relationship they were.
That’s why the founders of BARE designed their dating app with all of those concerns in mind. Many singles seek a safe and open-minded online community to help them feel comfortable as they find out what they want.
“We’re all about reaching out to open-minded people and those who want to experiment, and we are bringing in some exciting tech,” said Alex Sergent, Co-Founder of BARE. “The future for us is about revelations and control. We take pride in being a safe place to experiment, and that’s what we’ve set out to build.”
BARE launched in 2020 and has quickly gained popularity throughout the United Kingdom with plans to expand its presence worldwide in 2021. Daters flock to the app because of its judgment-free style and features that allow singles to control the experience.
In the meantime, the BARE team is working to improve its artificial intelligence-driven features that make the app one of the safest and most inclusive on the market.
The Idea Emerged at a Dating Industry Conference
Alex said the idea for the BARE app began when organizers of a dating industry conference asked him to speak about the singles events he had created over the years. That’s when he met Phil Beesley, who had started a dating app for people with digestive issues.
“People were talking about the future of AI in dating,” Alex said. “Phil said, ‘Now, that’s a good idea.’ You can see how the future of searching will be and how technology can help us change the future — in terms of what people’s needs are.”
The pair connected with another co-founder, Gillian Myhill, who helped them better understand the specific challenges women and non-binary singles face in online dating. The team met over months to formulate their ideas.
At first, they had considered making an app that was similar to the popular UK television show called “Naked Attraction.” On the show, contestants were behind a sliding curtain that slowly unveiled what they looked like. The app team even met with the team behind the television show before deciding to make something more unique.
“We went in a different direction, which evolved to controlling what you share at your discretion,” Phil said. “And we’ve given the control to women. That completely eliminates the problem of unsolicited dick pics.”
They designed the app for singles who are open-minded and ready to get away from the more superficial and dishonest elements of online dating. Many of its members are willing to explore not only the attractive singles around them but also their own sexuality. It offers a safe place where singles don’t have to feel uncomfortable about who they are or who they are looking for.
The Team Makes Safety a Top Priority
Singles often find dating apps filled with fake profiles and scammers less interested in finding a partner and more interested in obtaining sensitive data. That’s why the BARE app’s creators made safety such a major focus.
Every user is asked to take a selfie on sign-up, which BARE’s AI then detects for realness and that the person is of age to use the app. If that selfie seems suspect, the user must provide a copy of their government ID before chatting with others on the platform.
“On the safety side, that’s integral. We aspire to be the safest dating app for that reason,” Alex said.
Women have even more control of what they see and share on the app. They can decide how much of their images — and the images of their matches — are visible on the site. For example, if a man shares an image in a chat, it will be blurred until she chooses to see it. This Reveal Feature is unique to the BARE app.
Users can be clear about what kind of relationship they are looking for. The app offers three options: Something Less Serious, Something More Serious, and Open To Options. If users decide to change their status, the platform automatically alerts their matches. That kind of transparency makes it easier to find someone looking for the same thing.
As the team prepares to launch the app in the United States in the upcoming months, they are also working on new, advanced features and a gamification process that will make dating even more fun.
BARE Dating: For Singles Ready to Explore Themselves
Alex said that the thousands of users who have signed up for the BARE app come in all shapes, sizes, and genders. The team is currently working to extend the app’s reach throughout the UK, but it plans to expand even further in 2021.
“The research and feedback is that people are looking for something more experimental,” Alex said. “They’re quite liberal and open-minded about exploring themselves and their own sexuality.”
Users are also serious about controlling their dating lives. They appreciate the platform’s opportunities to explore who they are and what they want in a relationship.
“We’re not only about helping people find relationships but also experimenting in a safe environment. That makes us so different,” Alex added.
The app is also on the lookout for new ambassadors — which it calls BAREbassadors — to help spread the word about the platform. That may include hosting online communities, being featured on the app’s YouTube channel, or attending dating events worldwide.
Phil said it has been incredibly rewarding to watch BARE transform from a simple conversation to a feature-rich app that helps people approach dating in a modern way. The app also features a striking logo that’s easy to locate on a mobile device, Phil added.
“People love the way it looks and love using it,” he said. “It’s worth the blood, sweat, and tears over the past two years. To see people benefiting from it — and thousands are using it — that makes us feel confident as we move forward.”