Dec 8, 2015 by Connor Prewit

I would like to start off this week’s post with a thank you to all the users who have visited and/or signed up Flutterate. It’s users like you that understand the need to revolutionize the world of online dating. For those of you who have not signed up, be sure to make your way over to the site and create an account today. There is still plenty of time to sign up for Flutterate. Let me catch up on what the Flutterate team has been doing for the past week.

On December 1, 2015 Flutterate officially launched its dating extension with a superb amount of reception. Our Twitter saw an increase of followers and interaction. Our Facebook popularity practically blew up over night, and our website is seeing more and more visitors each hour. We have received your emails about some concerns to the extension and we have immediately begun investigating further into optimizing the experience for the user. Among the concerns from our followers, we recently announced the upcoming arrival of the Flutterate Application for Android on our Instagram profile. As far as IOS, stay tuned.

If Flutterate is still a confusing concept for you, then please refer to our introduction and how to video for guidance. Like previously mentioned in our last blog; Flutterate is for and by singles, we understand the alien nature of a new concept, but with our help navigating through the extension Flutterate will eventually become a ubiquitous practice for every online dater. We will be posting new videos in the months to come. If there is any information you would like to see posted, please shoot us an email at help@flutterate.com.

Over the week we have also added a new reporting feature to your potential review that allows users to report reviews that appear wrong or out of place. If you receive a review that seems wrong you will be able to report this comment. If a user a leaves a bad review, and has a pattern of doing this to other profiles, their membership will result in blocked access from further activity on Flutterate. Ultimately, the reporting will close the gap for abusive Flutterate behavior.

As the new year comes closer, our aspirations for Flutterate grow bigger. We will continue to listen to any and all feedback and we look forward to bringing online singles closer together from all over the world. Be sure to stick in Next Tuesday for our next blog post, and don’t forget to look out for us on social media. Online dating will never be the same.

Dec 1, 2015 by Connor Prewit

Online dating made it easier for people to expand their pool of potential partners. Until now, there was little incentive to be honest when completing a profile for one of these sites.

When online dating made its show to the front stage in 1995 by match.com, its glamour was slow. The internet was not as ubiquitous in day to day life as we know it today, yet the advent of online dating gained momentum. Since its start, Match has remained the number one dating site in the world, accompanied with the rise of other dating sites such as Plenty of Fish, eHarmony, OkCupid and not to mention the hundreds of available chat rooms and forums for singles. Adaptation to the cyber life made meeting new people easier until the world found out internet users could lie about their identity.

Almost every person who has used an online dating site has a story about meeting someone who did not resemble the person they were expecting. Designed to allow people to share information about the people they met online, Flutterate aims to improve the chance of meeting more a compatible partner. Flutterate may reduce the number of first dates generated by dating sites, but alternatively expected to increase the number of second dates.

Early in 2014, a group of singles in the offices of ADS Sports Eyewear became fed up with their online dating experiences.  Guys tired of meeting women who did not resemble their pictures, and the girls, a sea of crude comments and phallic pictures began to dampen their online dating experience. It was time for a change. Utilizing the knowledge from a web-based company gave them the resources to fix this problem.

The concept they came up with is simple; create a community of online singles to come together and share information about their online experiences. Their approach creates an accuracy score, or FlutteRating, that displays on the profile pages of any dating site. The creators of Flutterate expect this sharing of information to change online dating forever.

Flutterate is a new concept.  So the first people to use this rating system will be providing valuable information for everyone else, but will receive minimal value themselves.  These initial ratings, good or bad, will dominate the FlutteRating for these profiles for a while.  The Flutterate creators encourage these original members to remember the adage “With great power comes great responsibility”. They believe there will be more people using the site who want to help other singles than people out to get even with or agitate other people. Flutterate is also offering free lifetime membership to the first 1,000 people who post reviews.

Preparation for the predictable minefield of challenges in this venture has consumed as much time as deciding where to eat on date night. Although, just about everything online is already falling into a rating system, a FlutteRating is much more personal than a business rating. Ratings will be coming from people who have gone out with each other, but at least one of them chose not to continue the relationship. The Flutterate future innovations will continue to revolve around rating the accuracy of a profile, not how dateable a person is. The algorithm used to calculate a FlutteRating scores each rating by comparing it to every other rating. If a profile has a rating that is better than 75% of ratings, the FlutteRating for this profile will be around 75. Ratings from people who post consistent derogatory ratings, or people who post ratings that are inconsistent from every other rating, will not have as much weight as other ratings. Every part of the algorithm developed comes from user input. New input to Flutterate is always welcome.

Jun 26, 2015 by Dave DuMais

What is Beta?

Beta-release software is often not ready for sale or otherwise intended for the general consumer, but is released in order to obtain feedback from users and to get help tracking down bugs and other performance issues.

The users of a beta version are called beta testers. The data and feedback they provide also helps the developer identify any problem areas and usability issues which may not have been discovered during the software’s initial Alpha testing.