A Russian dating app is attempting to boost voter turnout in the upcoming elections by finding users an election "date", it's reported.
Popular dating service Mamba has introduced a feature called "Voting Together" which offers to help users find a companion to go to the polling station with during the 10 September local elections, independent broadcaster Dozhd says.
Mamba, the leading online dating company in Russia, has acquired
Teamo.ru, an online service launched in 2010 by Moscow-based Internet
startup investor and incubator Fastlane Ventures. Russian business daily Kommersant heard from a source “with knowledge of the project” that Teamo has been valued at “several million US dollars.”
Created by an ambitious team of Internet and social media experts, Wamba marches to the beat of a different dating site drum.
In a society where people work 40+ hours a week and spend most of their time online, Wamba understands how hard it can be to meet someone special, which is why the company offers free, easy-to-use services, including virtual gifts and Icebreakers.