Since we started Betches in 2011, the core of our brand has always been the power of female friendships. The three of us have supported each other through childhood, college, relationships, starting a business, and everything in between, so we know the importance of friendship. Over the years, we’ve expanded our focus on dating and relationships from answering your “Dear Betch” emails with dating advice since 2011, to our second book I Had a Nice Time And Other Lies, and our U Up? podcast and live shows. Through these platforms, we’ve had the opportunity to explore how we date, and what’s missing from the modern dating landscape. As millennials, dating apps are a part of our collective experience, but the way we connect on these apps doesn’t mimic the real-life interaction that happens when people are out with friends. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new dating app, Ship, built to bring social connection back to dating.
We build our lives around the connections and friendships that matter the most to us, and Ship allows us to be there for our friends as they navigate the world of dating. You no longer have to get your friends to wear disguises and sit across the bar on your first date, because we have something even better. Ship allows your friends to match for you, and you can send profiles in the in-app group chat before or after you match. The chat makes it easy for your friends to discuss a match (and spot any red flags or hidden gems) before you commit to a date. Ship brings friends together, even if they’re at different places in life. If you’re in a relationship, but love playing matchmaker for your single friends, now you can make your own account and choose on their behalf.
Ship is available in the App Store, so download now and invite your whole crew. We’re excited to enter this new chapter together, and we hope you’ll all join us.
Aleen, Sami, and Jordana
co founders of betches
P.S. How well do we actually know each other? Watch us play Dating Secrets Revealed aka the Newlywed Game, but with dating dealbreakers