I am creating a dating app that users go straight to the date, no text messaging involved. I work on this alone, and I am still somewhat early to development.
I am not sure why I missed that one but there’s a company that does this already. It raised $220k. Their founders created another, almost exact same app, having the same name as my app, a couple of months back I think. It even has the purple color I had in mind for my own app.
The difference between my app and the above, is that I will be making deals with bars and get a commission from the first drink the users order (They have to pay online, when they set up the date). Also, I would start from my country, Greece, whereas the other the other app is currently on New York and expanding soon.
I feel extremely uncomfortable. I really don’t know if I should continue. There is another dating app variation I am thinking but firstly I want to decide what to do with the current one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Edit: Removed the names of the apps. Thank you for all the messages below so far!