It’s love at first sight, not at first text.
Andrew Bowman wants millennials to stop swiping on Tinder — and to start dating in real life.
Bowman, a Dayton resident and pilot in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, is working with other entrepreneurs to launch a new dating app called Venue. The app, which launches in Dayton on Aug. 24, encourages single people to stop simply talking to other people online by setting them up at local restaurants, breweries and entertainment spots.
Bowman — and entrepreneurs including Erik Lasky, Tyler Mutton, Taya Richardson — wants to help young people stop the cycle of fruitless online dating apps. Though Bowman and his friends knew a lot of people using apps like Tinder and Bumble, the matches never amounted to any serious relationships.