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Kippo, a startup that makes a dating app for gamers was created by an ex-Wall Street trader and Raya engineer whose codes helped predict the success of stocks.

But David Park said Kippo doesn't believe in algorithms. The dating app for gamers lets users sign up to create profiles where they can highlight their favorite games, astrology signs and even has their type of personality. The app matches users, who can then chat and play games with each other. Although it's free, there's a $9.99 premium version.

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Summer 2021 was supposed to be the time for a post-pandemic romance. Dating apps in Los Angeles had plans to launch, reveal new features and get users back to meeting one another in real life.

Then came news that the U.S. wouldn't hit its vaccination targets and a new wave of infection emerged with the delta variant. As of July, it's still not clear when dating will return to normal. The rapid shift has left a number of new L.A.-based dating apps rethinking their approach.

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The latest entrant in Los Angeles' busy dating app scene has been testing audio elements and a speed dating feature as it builds toward its goal of creating meaningful relationships based on what matters most to people.

Matter is revamping its platform to capture the happy hour experience with audio. The app will soon include a speed-dating feature, allowing users to connect over a two-minute call to determine if they want to match.

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