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M8 is human-powered relationship matchmaking platform where friends get to play matchmaker. We want to add a little humanity to online dating.

We are about #relationships so think of us as the #antidatingapp.

M8 was founded when Stephen (with a beer belly) met Linda (kept an open mind) because of Teddy (who vouched for his friend). Here's the story:


Let’s face it: it’s fun to swipe left and right. But when you’re ready to find that special someone, modern dating apps fall short when it comes to creating long-term relationships. After all, a vast majority of couples today still meet the old-fashioned way… through their friends, family and co-workers. That old adage still rings true: it's all about who you know.

What if there was an app that leveraged the best of modern online dating and old-fashioned matchmaking?

Meet M8, a human-powered relationship matchmaking platform.

Think of us as a private Kickstarter campaign for your dating life where the “goal” is to help you find love.

We built M8 on the simple premise that the best matches come from the people who know you best.

At M8, we recruit and reward your friends to become your “virtual wingman” who vouch for you via written personal endorsements and then introduce you to the eligible singles in their friend network.

We believe that real-life friend endorsements and introductions provide an important human dimension to our platform giving both you and your matches better insight into potential compatibility and a “warm intro” that establishes common ground. It also doesn’t hurt that your friends can brag about you better than you can.

The end result? A "dating app" that actually does what it's supposed to do.  

And by incorporating two user tracks - Dater and Matchmaker - M8 has something for everybody - whether you’re single, in a relationship, or married with kids.

Also when a Dater gets into a relationship on M8, he or she can simply turn off their dating profile and play Matchmaker. The average person will actually go thru 7 to 8 relationships before finding the one.  We call this - the M8 virtuous cycle.

It's also free to get started! Signup as a Dater or a Matchmaker here.  

To read about our founding story, click here.

To learn about our mission and values, click here.