@thewillowapp Willow is THE WORST dating app yet!

Willow has decided to try a new approach by having a “Talk First, Reveal Photos Later” Philosophy. However in my experience it just doesn’t work and you end up wasting a TON of time (metaphorical ton of course).

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The app idea was interesting, what would happen if you took away all photos, and just posted a question to someone, based on their response you could decide if you should initiate a chat with them. And based on that chat, if you were attracted to them or not, you could then choose to reveal your photos to the other person.

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But guess what? It takes a bunch of chatting before people choose whether or not to reveal their photos, and based on the 10 people that I chatted with, 0 actually turned out to be attractive.

There very well may be a small population of users that actually don’t have the slightest care about looks of their future partner, or temporary partner, and as the saying goes “there’s someone for everyone”, however I believe that the market for this is much too small, and the user base will get smaller and smaller as time goes.

Willow’s own founder, 23-year-old Michael Brunch, Willow has said, “We believe the best way to get to know someone, and find out whether you like them, is by talking to them,”.

Willow actually prides itself on that it just throws ‘whatever’ at you and sees what sticks, there’s no rating system or algorithm that matches people based on compatibility. the app’s website states.

Skip, Avoid, and Uninstall.

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  • Jane Thompson

    If you end up talking to someone that you end up not finding attractive, the worst thing is that you met someone who is interesting and you found cool. I do not see anything wrong with meeting people that are fun to talk to! I have used the app for a couple of months now, and it has been advertised as a dating app but it is really more of a social app to me. I do not know about you but I really enjoy it, and I have met a lot of people that I found really cool as well as attractive.

    People these days have lost patience with the real world, and for some reason just do not like to meet people just to meet people. I just recently moved from Canada and was happy to find out about this app. I have met so much people roaming around the states and I find it shocking that someone can refer to this app as “the worst dating app”.

  • Alessandro Schiassi

    Such a terrible concept. A picture is worth hundred words, so why wasting your time with chatting before?