Lumenapp.com Review: Modern Dating for Older Couples
In today’s dating market, there is a demand for mobility as well as increased ease of use. Gone are the days where people have the time or the patience to sit at a desktop computer and pick away at potential matches on a dating website. Though said sites still exist, and still draw in quite a few customers, the trend these days is towards dating companies that can successfully migrate the age-old dating model to a mobile base. Dating sites such as Tinder have done this with relative success. But merely making the business model mobile is not enough in today’s world. Once the move towards mobile sites was made, the same battle dating sites had and continue to have on a desktop format are waged. This battle involves the different niches of dating sites, one of which Lumen competes in. In the case of Lumen, the niche is in regards to a mature audience.
Lumen is often described as an evolved Tinder. Evolved here merely means going a step forward into the niche markets. While Tinder generally handles matches of all ages, Lumen takes on the mature audience niche or people over the age of 50. Lumen handles this market exclusively. Older users seeking to match with younger users, or younger users seeking to match with older users need to go elsewhere. The only audience allowed is aged 50 or above.
Lumen acts like other dating sites. The only real difference is that it operates solely as an app, both for Android and IOS, downloaded simply from either the respective app store. It has a matching algorithm that forms the basis of its business, as do all other dating sites, and experiences are relatively similar to other dating sites as well. It acts very similar to Tinder in how it operates, given the particular restrictions the mobile format has, and the prospects touch screens have in working a site. This means the experience with the app is more modern than other sites serving the same niche but on desktop. It is fast-paced, and rather fitting to a world adapted to a mobile style.