Specifically they are paying for one cocktail at one of the handful of East London bars that rendeevoo has partnered with thus far.Once — or, let’s be honest, if — the prospective date also pays for their own drink the date is confirmed.Both parties have to confirm before the transactions are processed.

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Dating apps like Tinder fix the problem of finding someone to go on a date with. startup rendeevoo, which makes an i OS dating app, aims to ‘fix’ both of these issues in one cocktail-fueled swoop — provided you aren’t someone who relies on that real-time chatting component of dating apps to, y’know, assess whether you actually want to spend any time in the same room as this other person or not.

But the knock-on effect of that is needing to invest time making small talk on dating apps in order to acquire a date. If you screen dates at the spelling and grammar stage, rendeevoo is not for you.

But if you couldn’t care less about how many lols, !!!!

s and emojis infest a prospective date’s IMspeak — or indeed they talk about — instead choosing to select a date based purely on their photos, age and profile, then read on…

Users are authenticated via their Facebook profile, and also need to provide card details to pay for drinks (with payments processed via Stripe), so Christoforakis claims there’s “no risk of being catfished or spammed” — something he reckons is “common” on existing dating platforms.

The app soft launched in April 2014, but officially launched in beta last month and is now stepping up marketing activity in its East London target area.We came across rendeevoo pitching at our Barcelona mini meet-up, back in February.Billing itself as an ‘Uber for real life dates’, rendeevoo cuts to the chase by cutting out the chat element.“We want to allow people enjoy their real life instead of wasting time in front of their screens chatting with others asynchronously,” says co-founder George Christoforakis, who came up with the idea for the app back in 2011, pre-Tinder, after signing up for a dating site for the first time.“I quickly realised that asynchronous communications is an obstacle to the ones who prefer to know someone in person rather than through their screen.I also faced the usual threats that exist in such environments, like fake profiles and spammers/scammers, and started questioning the ethics of these big dating providers whose business models highlight a paradox: they promise to match me with the person of my dreams, but they earn money if I don’t.” Users of rendeevoo browse profiles and when they like the look and description of a prospective date they can place ‘an order’, just like they would check-out any other e-commerce item, by selecting when and where they want the date to take place, and then paying for it.