Pair is a dating app which utilises three methods of matchmaking. Basic (unpaid) users can swipe through ‘Faces’—much like the ‘swipe right for yes/left for no’ model popularised by Tinder. Premium (paid) subscribers can also select common interests to find matches or use ‘Ava’—the app’s intelligent matching assistant which mines user profiles for preferences, likes/dislikes, etc.
Pair’s mission statement is to “bring back respect and honesty to dating.” It places an emphasis on security and authenticity, requiring a phone number and an in-app selfie to be taken during sign-up, meaning at least one profile picture for each user will be genuine and unaltered.
The app claims to be a domain of good etiquette and respectful interactions and employs a feedback system so users can rate each other, much like other rating systems used by transport, travel or food delivery services. Unsolicited messages are not permitted on Pair, so users only interact with people they have ‘liked’.
Pair’s terms and conditions stipulate that the app is strictly for ages 18 and above. The sign-up process requires a date of birth, phone number and email address—although these cannot be verified. Instead, the developers rely on other users to report underage profiles.
Pair’s terms and conditions are relatively thorough with regards to what constitutes personal information, what they may use it for and how they store it. The developers advise discretion when using the app, noting that users may share or save anything transmitted or posted on another user’s profile.
It also important to note that all user information and content shared and created within the Pair app, is the property of the developers. Simply by using the app, users enter into an agreement that revokes all claims of ownership over their user generated content and grants the developers the right to adapt, sell, distribute, publish, transmit, store, etc, users’ information without their consent.
Pair encourages users to report bad behaviour or underage users. If you feel you have been mistreated or bullied while using the Pair app, email the developers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unsatisfied with how your complaint has been handled, contact the Office of the eSafety Commissioner for advice.
Swiping ‘Faces’ is free to all Pair users. Premium subscriptions are sold via In-App Purchase (IAP) accounts, for an initial 1, 3 or 6 months. Prices start at $34.99USD, are subject to change without notice and vary from country to country.
Paid subscriptions will automatically renew unless cancelled from within iTunes at least 24 hours before the initial period ends.