If you’re tired of Tinder and Bumble, there’s a new dating app in town and it’s one hoping to fill a gap in the market.
A couple want to break the stigma around age gap relationships – so they thought launching a dating app was the way forward.
Shanice Rivers, 27, and 49-year-old Sheldon Owen released iAgeGap.com to help like-minded people find love.
The difference in years hasn’t been an issue for the American couple, who plan to get married this summer after meeting in 2016.
Marketing professional Shanice wasn’t looking for love when Sheldon approached her, but she was tired of dating men her own age.
She said: “Our paths crossed at the right time and the connection was there instantly. It was love at first sight.
“Sheldon is an established gentleman, mature, and makes me laugh.
“He’s direct and honest, he treats me like a queen he doesn’t have some hidden agenda.”
Shanice added that her husband-to-be, a technology investor and business owner, was “very different” to men in their twenties.
At the time he had never considered dating somebody younger, but was just “looking for that special person to settle down with”.
After their initial meeting in a restaurant in LA, the pair dated for a few years before getting engaged last year.
Sheldon popped the question during dinner on the beach while the couple were on holiday in Cancun, Mexico.
Speaking about the life-changing moment, Shanice added: “It was a very romantic setting, picture-perfect.
“We are both extremely happy with each other and we look forward to building a wonderful life together.”
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Since the couple are passionate about their relationship, they want to create a community for others with an age gap to find love.
That’s when they created @iAgeGap on social media, along with the accompanying dating app for singletons.
Shanice added: “We might be 23 years apart in age, but there are some couples in the iAgeGap community with more than 40 years of difference.
“Our entire philosophy for iAgeGap is to support the age gap community by breaking the old stigma that age gap relationships are a bad thing.
“If couples are in love with each other let them be in love (as long as it’s legal).”
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