Flutter Asia buys Perfect Match Jakarta to become the top Indonesian dating platform

Thu Jun 1, 2017 - 5:14am UTC
Flutter Asia buys Perfect Match Jakarta to become the top Indonesian dating platform

Indonesia-based online dating app Flutter Asia has announced the acquisition of online dating startup Perfect Match Jakarta for an undisclosed value.

This comes as the second acquisition news in the online dating market this month, following the recent merger of dating platform Setipe and Lunch Actually.

Pro-acquisition, Perfect Match Jakarta will be re-branded as Flutter Asia and together they will strengthen their foothold in the market to address the needs of serious singles.

An emphasis will be placed on online safety and security as Gordon Enns, the co-founder of Flutter Asia stated that the company will continue to focus on developing the app’s security system.

Flutter Asia targets mature users who are at least 21 years of age and will require its users to upload a photo, an identification (ID) card, driver’s license, school certificate, passport, and business card for verification.

If all submitted documents were successfully verified by Flutter Asia, it will display a 100 percent rating on the user’s profile (similar to a verification tick). Users can then filter their potential matches based on this verification status.

On the other hand, users’ name will also be displayed only as numbers on their profile, and can only be revealed to users who matched each other criteria.

The platform is also planning to introduce a freemium subscription service soon, as Gordon said, “our hope is that users who have met their match on this site would recommend the platform to other potential users.”

Perfect Match Jakarta, on the other hand, caters to business professionals in Jakarta, providing them the chance to meet other singles in the surrounding area.

Pro-acquisition, its website now directs users to the Flutter Asia site and says that it has ‘transformed’ to offer singles a better service.

This news is published on Reuters.

Vivian Foo is a reporter who writes about Southeast Asia’s technology and startup space. The entry point which led her to write about the startup ecosystem was her fascination of the dot-com boom. She is taking a deep dive into how the entrepreneurial mindset works and hopes to share the insights, innovation, and stories of the startups with her readers.