DATING APPS SHOULD BE ABOUT YOU

No mainstream dating apps cater to the entire gender spectrum and serve all sexual orientations (including not having one). Marginalized and underrepresented communities are not being served and what's worse is that the apps that attempt inclusion allow their users to be harassed, stalked, outed, triggered, and generally treated without respect or compassion.

THIS CHANGES WITH SAPIENS:

 THE (R)EVOLUTIONARY DATING APP YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR

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HERE'S HOW:

THE GENDER MATRIX

Gender is complex and unique. Sapiens created the Gender Matrix so you never have to simplify yourself.

The Gender Matrix is an expanded Venn diagram that offers over 100 gender identity and presentation combinations to choose from. Equally as important, each section of the diagram offers 'Questioning' if you are still exploring or, 'Person' if you don't like labels. Select your current pronouns from an extensive list to be shown on your profile and in chats. All of these options can be updated as you need them to be.

The Gender Matrix allows you to represent yourself to potential matches with pinpoint accuracy. 

Gender Matrix

THE MATCHING MATRIX

Sexual orientation doesn't tell anyone who you're into just who you aren't. Use the Matching Matrix to tell Sapiens what kind of people you vibe with the best. 

The Matching Matrix is a modified version of the Gender Matrix. You can select what kind of people you want to be introduced to by gender and presentation. This means the people you see on the app will be exactly who you are looking for, and you can be confident they are looking for someone just like you.

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THE TRIGGER WARNING SYSTEM

You deserve to feel safe and in control of your dating experience.

Sapiens helps make that possible.

The Trigger Warning System allows you to set words and phrases you don't want to encounter in your conversations.

Sapiens automatically filters and blocks the phrases you set from all incoming messages. Sometimes, however, even safe messages can become a burden.

So Sapiens gives you the ability to limit how many times you can be messaged before you respond, cutting users off if they continue to bother you.

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THE IMPROVED PROFILE

A dating profile app with just one picture promotes an uninformed judgement of a potential match. Sapiens' Improved Profile is a collection of features built to give people a comprehensive look at who you are:

PROFILE VIDEOS AND PICTURE COLLAGES

Create a 6-second profile video or 6 picture collage to showcase your personality and foster chemistry with matches. Users that browse your profile can get a real feel for what it would be like to meet you.

TOPLESS MEDIA

#FreeTheNipple and upload topless photos or videos if you want. Sapiens embraces body positivity by offering this option to useres equally, regardless of gender. Only users who consent to will get to view your topless photo or video.

ENGAGING PROFILE QUESTIONS

Answer profile questions based on things you actually care about: Activism, Sex, Politics, Art & more. Showcase and discover interests even before a match is made.

 

THE MUTUAL DISCLOSURE SYSTEM

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Sapiens embraces sex positivity by encouraging conversations about safe sex and STI status. 

The Mutual Disclosure System offers the chance to mutually disclose STI status with your matches. Only if both users agree, STI status, last testing results and date are shared.

By requiring any disclosure to be mutual, Sapiens hopes to reduce the stigma for those living with STI's. You can both feel more comfortable knowing that conversation is behind you before you meet.


Meet The Team

Dating Sapiens Inc., the company that brings you Sapiens, was founded by two queer folks, Tara and Lexi. 

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MEET TARA TAYLOR

SAPIENS CO-FOUNDER

Tara is a queer, multiracial, and intersectional feminist who never turns down a good meal.

She has an academic background in Sociology and Psychology with a focus on Special Populations and Community Engagement.

Her idea for Sapiens was born out of identifying community needs for safe, inclusive, empowering spaces in dating for queer and trans people of color.

With an unconventional relationship with labels when it comes to gender and orientation, she brings a commitment to advocacy and empowerment to the Sapiens Team.


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MEET LEXI LIPARI

SAPIENS CO-FOUNDER

Lexi is a queer marketing and sales expert that loves to spend time on her motorcycle.

She has a degree from Rider University in International Business, Economics and Global Multinational Studies and is extremely passionate about the LGBTQIA community.

Having spent almost a decade of her life as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and working through her own gender exploration, she brings that experience to the Sapiens Team.

Lexi wants to create change for all communities that are underrepresented or forgotten. 


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MEET JON BABB

SAPIENS PARTNER

Jon is a feminist, expert software architect with a deep love for loose leaf tea.

He has electrical engineering degrees from the University of Tennessee and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a focus on computer architecture, software design, and Artificial Intelligence

With extensive Senior Developer and Chief Technical Officer experience, he is in charge of bringing to life the solutions to your dating woes.

Photography by Amanda Swiger, Swiger Photography

Photography by Aym Icon, Icon Endorsed Consulting