Emigration allowed me to escape the impass I was stuck in for the last 6 months.
Last year, a survey by smartphone maker HTC found 37 per cent of UK adults had met a partner via dating apps, with 35 per cent of those in Scotland adding that it had led to a meaningful relationship.
Second in the UK market is Match, which also owns leading brand names OKCupid and Plenty of Fish, but Waller believes there’s plenty of scope for indpendent start-ups.
Soda makes life better if you’re single”Since its release in mid-January the app has attracted more than 500 users and is currently only available in Edinburgh, with plans to expand into more cities in the near future.
Waller believes Scotland’s capital is the obvious destination to launch the app.“I studied in Edinburgh and absolutely loved the social scene in the city because of the number of unique and beautiful venues on offer, there really is something for everybody,” he added.“The city is very cosmopolitan with a great mix of people who have moved there for work or studies.
Otherwise, to join Unscene and attend an event, you must have your name and recent face pic on your profile.
Soda, which launched last month, is billed as a social dating app that encourages individual users to meet up in person, rather than first spending hours exchanging virtual messages on often banal subjects.Who we're not: We're not a group that's anti scene, and we don't carry bitchy attitudes. We're not about hooking up, but if you do manage to find the love of your life, great! Photo and profile policy As the group is not about hooking up with other guys, please keep your profile pic and bio clean.And, as we're all about meeting up in real life, and only members can see who's in the group, we expect everyone to use their first or full name and have a recent face pic.Creator Blair Waller has taken the bold step of not installing a chat facility on his product, with the aim of to encouraging potential matches to meet naturally while socialising, and hopes to see a surge in members ahead of Valentine’s Day on February 14.Users can check themselves in to one of 50 venues in Edinburgh, based on their plans for that day or night, and view profiles of other members who have also checked in.Plus all the great one-off events that Edinburgh offers!