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We connect people. You make the relationship.



Adam Riescher

Ethan Trask


We are two Parsons students that love socializing with others. We've spent nearly four years trying to navigate the NY dating scene. Like many of our peers, we've turned to dating apps. This is when we realized dating apps were not the solution; in fact, quite the opposite. Companies such as Tinder, Hinge, and Raya exacerbate the issues of modern dating rather than solve them. We created Eden, a wellness-based dating app focused on connections. With Eden, we've removed the commodification and gamification in dating apps with two main systems, Proximity Match and Match Delay. We are humanizing the digital experience of online dating!


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Nearly all dating apps on the market are comprised of the same features and functions. This has caused two main pain points: gamification and commodification.


Our goal is to create a space where people can connect more naturally online, without feeling like they are participating in a marketplace. We envision a world where online dating is a positive and fulfilling experience, where individuals are seen for who they are, and where relationships are built on a foundation of mutual respect and genuine interest.

MEET THE Designers:
Adam Riescher
Ethan Trask
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