If the recipient chooses not to respond, the messenger will be unable to contact that user. When looking through dating profiles of potential romantic candidates or friends, Hey There shows users mutual connections via a link to his/her Facebook profile.The user, if they chose, can invite that person to be his/her winger which gives the user the choice of having a wingman or wingwoman view communications with a match (without the match knowing).“Hey there…” The simple greeting is one Princeton resident and dating app co-creator Kevin Trainor hopes will link lovers and friends.Trainor’s app, Hey There, which officially launched this July, takes an old-fashioned twist on the modern swipe app.Android and Apple users alike can download the application for free in the app store on their devices.From there they can set up a profile which includes setting personal search preferences, but things are kept fairly simple as not to inundate the user with questions linked to algorithms, said Trainor.
“Once I got the first taste of tech from there I was kind of hooked,” said Trainor who landed a tech job early on.
They created a working group on Facebook for users to give feedback.
To date the group has 1400 people and sees regular activity.
Having wingmen and wingwomen is also a way of eliminating the online dating “creep factor,” said Trainor who added that in many dating apps, scams and fake users are common.
When a user has added a wingman or wingwoman, their profile will have a wing on it.
Eventually, he came up with an app called Social Fit 360.