JAUMO – A “flirt and chat” app for both platonic friends and romantic ones
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this is an app that ticks all of the right boxes: it matches you up with potential dates and makes it easy to flirt with and message them from both your PC and your smartphone
Jens Kammerer and Benjamin Roth, who were friends in college released Jaumo in 2011. The focus of this app is casual flirting, but always with an emphasis on the fact that what seems like a casual conversation or flirtatious banter always has the potential to turn into something much more serious and long lasting such as a dedicated relationship or marriage.
The app’s website stats that it has 20 million users and 1000 new sign ups every week. However, as of April 2017, the Google Play Store placed the total number of app downloads between 500,000 and 1,000000. Collating data from iTunes and the Google Play Store, it seems that the app has over 10,000000 users.
Jaumo is a crowd-pleasing app that combines some of Tinder and OkCupid’s best features, but with none of the safety controls. The ability to message anyone on the app, even without requited romantic interest, is a major red flag. There’s even an option to open up the field even wider, and let people outside your desired age range, gender, and even geographic location message you.
Within minutes of joining the app I was flooded with messages from Jaumo users, some lived as far away as 1,000 miles away. Not only could Jaumo users see how far away I was in actual feet, they could geo-locate me on a map below my profile picture. You have the ability to block users on Jaumo, which I imagine must happen often. The app’s approach to sharing your location data with virtually any of its users, not to mention potential suitors, made me extremely uncomfortable. I deleted it immediately.
In a nutshell, Jaumo enables you to flirt with other users via your phone or PC. VIP status will get you more profile views and will enable you to view the profiles and photos of other VIP members. This Jaumo Dating App Review is not just about the VIP section of the app, however: in the standard version, there is still plenty to do.