Building an app that forms real connections.




Product Strategy, Branding,
Visual Design, Marketing Assets

Not just another dating app

BYOU is more than just a dating app, it’s a genuine quest to restore meaningful connections in the digital age. In a crowded market of dating apps. Unlike traditional apps reliant on rapid swiping, BYOU’s team wanted to sideline gamification interactions to empower users to invest time in reading through profiles thoroughly. It was important to foster a dating environment where quality matters more than quantity.

Unraveling the challenges in modern dating apps

By conducting a comprehensive competitive analysis, studying user journeys across popular platforms like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge—from the initial intention of finding love to the eventual outcome of either success or disengagement—we gained invaluable insights.

This analysis has enabled us to understand that in today’s dating app landscape, users are presented with a flood of potential partners, drowning in a sea of options due to the overemphasis on algorithms dictating their matches. Authentic connections are rare. Users grapple with superficial profiles and scripted interactions, further complicated by fake accounts, eroding trust and making genuine relationships difficult to establish.

Real life romance redefined

In an era dominated by virtual interactions, genuine face-to-face connections with strangers have become increasingly rare, particularly among the younger generation.

Recognizing this shift, our innovative approach aims to bridge the gap between virtuality and reality by prioritizing authentic and real encounters within 150 feet – whether it’s at the gym, beach, bar, festival, grocery store, airport, or baseball game. In these everyday settings, the goal being to transform chance encounters into opportunities for romance by empowering users with the confidence to initiate conversations that effortlessly transition into real-life interactions.

Inspired from the classic act of passing a paper with your number, but reimagined for the modern age. We offered a contemporary twist on this timeless approach.

Empowering safe connections

The concept itself immediately raised concerns about user safety, particularly in their private spaces. How can we guarantee their safety when users need to be in close proximity to each other? We’ve meticulously designed safety features to address these concerns and provide users with a sense of confidence and security in their interactions.
Our solution to this problem was to develop a “safe perimeter” feature, allowing users to set private zones like home and work where their profiles stay confidential. Users can also establish a “privacy delay” before engaging, preventing matches and interactions in close proximity.
These details underscore our meticulous approach, demonstrating our consideration for every possible scenario. We’ve not only anticipated potential challenges but also devised effective solutions when needed.

Crafted for the modern heart, styled for the young soul.

We acknowledge the evolving tastes and preferences of the new generations, and that insight reflects in every pixel of our design. Our modernity goes beyond aesthetics since we also consider colours and shapes psychology.

We aimed for BYOU to stand out visually from other dating apps in the market. That’s why we chose a sleek dark mode. Black is meant to provide the platform with a sophisticated, safe and elegant appearance that sets it apart from the rest. The accents of blue/purple express a feeling of confidence, reliability and loyalty. The slightly rounded corners are made to offer a touch of warmth and approachability, inviting users into a space that feels both contemporary and comfortable.

BYOU, made for YOU

We enabled BYOU to distinguish itself in the competitive dating app landscape by fostering genuine and personal connections, focused on real-life experiences rather than gamified swiping. We designed a platform that resonates with users’ standards and market expectations by considering trends and emotions. Additionally, our emphasis on safety features helped BYOU to establish trust with their users, ensuring a secure and enjoyable experience.