Twoo was launched in 2011 by Massive Media, and quickly grew to be one of the biggest sites in the world in the Personals category (according to a Comscore 2012 report).Twoo features matchmaking algorithms that connect users to others based on both location and interests.
Most recently, Twoo has partnered with Ok Cupid in the U. More than just a dating or Personals site, Twoo encourages people to join who are also interested in meeting friends.
In fact, one of the categories each user profile includes is relationship status – including those who are married or seeing someone.
This widens the reach and user base of the app, but it also makes the intentions of why members sign up for Twoo a little murky.
Are they there to date, find a relationship, to make friends, or is it a place for casual hook-ups to flourish?
Another potential problem for users of Twoo is that it has been labeled by some as a “scam site” for collecting emails and Facebook contacts, as detailed by an in-depth report from Tech Crunch.
The reason for this reputation is all in the sign-up process.When you join Twoo, you also agree to give the company access to your contacts, including all of your emails or Facebook friends (depending on how you decide to join – through Facebook or with an email address).It is a little confusing during the sign-up process to prevent Twoo from reaching out to all of your email contacts or Facebook friends.When I signed up with an email, all of my email contacts were listed and selected with checkmarks on the next screen, and if I clicked “next” instead of scrolling down to choose “skip,” I would give Twoo permission to send email invitations to join to all of my email contacts (though it didn’t explicitly state this would happen).I would need to deselect each contact first before continuing.There are several complaints about this on the i Tunes and Google Play sites for the mobile app as well, though overall the app tends to get high marks from users.