Boston-Based Dating App Puts In-Person Meeting Front And Center

Brianna Esposito, one of the co-founders of the Squeeze app, holds up the app on her phone. Photo: James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio

BURLINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new Boston-based dating app is bridging the gap between the screen and in-person connections. Co-founders Brianna Esposito and Kathryn Dunn said they liked some of the current dating apps on the market, but there was something missing: the spark of meeting a match naturally, in person.

Cue their new app, "Squeeze." The app only lets users swipe on people in their immediate areas where they've checked in. Once they have matched with someone, they can begin messaging.

"People get nervous with that buildup before a first date, whereas with're kind of shaking away all the nerves, because you're there and you gotta just go do it," said Esposito.

The app's name is a play on the phase, "main squeeze." Esposito and Dunn included a tool to break the ice, too: a "Come say Hi" button to send to matches. They're also hosting events where prospective matches can use the app together.

The app is now online for Apple and iOS users.

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