Dating appdate: Polyamory and friend apps, plus credit scores are the new bikini selfies

There’s yet another non-monogomy dating app on the scene
Plus an app to help couples make friends (actual friends, not ‘friends’).
Also, Muzmatch becomes Muzz after losing a court appeal
And Bumble gets more musical

Monogamish: a new polyamory dating app

Monogamish is a new polyamory dating app that promises to “celebrate those who seek all sorts of relationships” and be a “judgment-free space”.

You can set your preferences on the app depending what you’re looking for in a relationship, with categories such as ‘Poly’, ‘Ethical non-monogomy’ and ‘Swinger’, as well as say whether you’re after a hook-up or something more long-term.

Monogamish doesn’t appear to be anything particularly revolutionary, with the usual Tinder-style profile perusing options and Tinder/Hinge-style design. But hey, we celebrate all sorts of dating apps.

Cliques: a new friend-finding app

Focusing more on friendship than frigging, Cliques is a new app that connects people based on their interests. It was inspired by a couple, Mezena and Gregorie, moving to a new neighborhood and realizing that they had few ways to meet friends as a pair.

Cliques shot

They went on to start Cliques, which allows you to make connections solo or as part of a couple. You can use it for potential romantic dates, or to find friends. For example, movie obsessives can seek out other film buffs, and go on to create group chats with people with the same interest, for a wider connections net.

With the free version you can share photos and voice notes in chats in the app. In the premium, ad-free version you can also go incognito so only people whose profile you have ‘liked’ can see your profile. You can also instantly see who ‘liked’ you in the premium version.

It’s probably good for finding new bowling team players.

Credit scores: so hot on dating apps right now

You’ve got the perfect selfie. And a bio that zings with dry wit. Next on your dating app profile: your credit score.

Some Hinge users have been posting their credit scores on the app, presumably to show off their financial security, perhaps their general reliability as a person, and maybe their enormous wealth.

Recently a woman from Boston claimed on TikTok that posting her impressive 804 credit score helped her get more dates, and that one of her dating app matches even proposed marriage (presumably with the Boston woman footing most of the wedding party bill).


The trend is believed to have sparked in February 2023, when a woman named Leah Nicewander (pictured) told Newsweek that posting her credit score of 911 resulted in a flurry of dates and ‘likes’. Nicewander said: “I do find it attractive if a guy has a high credit score because it usually shows that he can be responsible.”

Muzmatch loses court appeal and rebrands

Muzmatch, a British dating app for Muslims that’s the biggest of its kind in the world, has lost its appeal against Match Group Plc after a court ruled that the former copied its product and services.

The UK intellectual property and enterprise court ruled in April that Match Group had had its trademark infringed by Muzmatch, with a judge ruling that some consumers would confuse Muzmatch with products by Match Group, which is behind the likes of Tinder,, OkCupid and PlentyOfFish.


Muzmatch has since lost its court appeal, and has been rebranded to Muzz.

Bumble turns up the volume with musical compatibility feature

A new way to ensure you avoid having romantic relations with Ed Sheeran fans has emerged, with Bumble amping up its Spotify integration as it becomes apparent that musical compatibility is important for many singles seeking partners.

The app has integrated with Spotify since 2016, but it now has a function to put your top Spotify artists at the top of your profile, to help you see who you match with based on your tastes. Mutual musical favourites are also highlighted when you match with someone.

It’s a simple function, but could be crucial in facilitating matches – Bumble says that over half its US users link their Bumble accounts to Spotify.

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Jamie F
Jamie F

Jamie is a freelance writer, contributing to outlets such as The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, CNN and Vice, among others. He is also the creative force behind the Audible podcast Beast Master.

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