Pinch, Where Friends Become Matchmakers, Launches On iPhone and Android

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[] Based in New York - Indie developer Micha Netanel today is proud to introduce Pinch 1.0, a new social application that turns friends into matchmakers, announces the release of their iPhone app. Instead of relying on impersonal algorithms, Pinch users are matched in a stress-free way, and with the blessing of a matchmaking friend who knows both parties. Once two people are matched, an exciting (but harmless) game of truth or dare ensues, where the couple gets to know each other, eventually unlocking chat functionality.

Pinch for Singles
According to Statista, the average Facebook user has 303 friends. Pinch allows Singles to browse friends of friends and take advantage of the network effect in a fun, safe environment. Once a potential match is found, a user asks his Facebook friend for a warm introduction, or "Pinch."

Pinch for Matchmakers
Pinch gives potential matchmakers the power to easily approve a "pinch" between two friends, or create an entirely new match altogether. Matchmakers track the status of their matches via progress bar, while the actual conversations are kept private. Once the pair has connected, matchmakers earn badges for successful matches.

Have fun. Be yourself. Find somebody.
Users can request pinches from friends, pinch friends together or pinch themselves to a potential match. Pinch doesn't post activity to Facebook, so users are free to explore endless possibilities within their circle of friends.

"Pinch is all about helping people connect by leveraging the network effect," said Micha Netanel, the creator of Pinch. "I can't tell you how many times I've thought two of my friends would be great for each other, or how many times a friend has asked me if I knew someone who's single. Pinch makes matchmaking fun, easy and safe."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* This app is optimized for iPhone 5
* 18.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pinch - Social Matchmaking 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.

Based in New York, Pinch was created by indie developer Micha Netanel after noticing how many single friends would rather be set up than take their chances with algorithms and total strangers on dating websites. Copyright (C) 2013 Micha Netanel. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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