The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a leading provider of interactive dating solutions, announces the launch of live video capabilities on GROWLr, the world’s largest bear-specific gay dating app. The company had previously announced the upcoming release of Live in April, which had been accelerated in order to provide GROWLr members with the ability to connect with others through live video. Additionally, in the midst of the pandemic, one-on-one video chat is now free for all GROWLr members.
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The Meet Group expects the launch of Live capabilities on GROWLr will help create more meaningful connections within the community. Since the feature was released on GROWLr on April 21, over 50,000 members have engaged with live video, with an average of 15,000 members using Live every day.
“Livestreaming allows people to make connections and remain socially distant,” said Geoff Cook, Chief Executive Officer of The Meet Group. “We hope GROWLr Live will enhance how our users connect with each other, especially in these difficult times. This week, we rolled-out free one-on-one video chat on GROWLr to provide members with the opportunity to safely connect through private virtual dates.”
Through free one-on-one video chat, users will be able to connect with one another and form deeper relationships without the pressure of streaming live in front of hundreds, or thousands, of people.
Since the release of Live, 87% of surveyed GROWLr members have said they feel they are able to connect with more people, and 90% have agreed that the feature provides them with a better way to meet and socialize with others during the pandemic.
Beginning this week, GROWLr will host a variety of free live entertainment shows on its mobile application, welcoming musical artists, comedians, and more. The company hopes that with nightlife at a virtual standstill across the country, the live shows can help to bring the community together and provide members with a safe and enjoyable experience from the comfort of their own homes. The weekly, hour-long livestream entertainment series begins at 9:00 p.m. EDT tonight.
About The Meet Group
The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET) is a leading provider of interactive dating solutions designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Our ecosystem of livestreaming apps enables users around the world to interact through one-to-many livestreaming broadcasts and text-based conversations. Our top apps, MeetMe®, LOVOO®, Skout®, Tagged® and GROWLr®, deliver live interactions and meaningful connections to millions of users daily. Headquartered in New Hope, PA, we have offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dresden, and Berlin. The Meet Group is committed to safety. You can find a description of current safety practices here: https://www.themeetgroup.com/safety-practices/. For more information, visit themeetgroup.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding whether the launch of Live capabilities on GROWLr will help create more meaningful connections within the community; whether GROWLr users will continue to use Live at current rates; whether GROWLr Live will enhance how our users connect with each other; whether through one-on-one video chat users will be able to connect with one another and form deeper relationships without the pressure of streaming live in front of hundreds, or thousands, of people; whether GROWLr will host live shows as anticipated and whether they will bring the community together and provide members with a safe and enjoyable experience from the comfort of their own homes. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained herein are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “think,” “should,” “plan,” “could,” “target,” “potential,” “project,” “outlook,” “is likely,” “expect” and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements include the risk that our applications will not function easily or otherwise as anticipated, the risk that we will not launch additional features and upgrades as anticipated, the risk that unanticipated events affect the functionality of our applications with popular mobile operating systems, any changes in such operating systems that degrade our mobile applications’ functionality and other unexpected issues which could adversely affect usage on mobile devices. Further information on our risk factors is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the SEC on March 12, 2020, and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 filed with the SEC May 6, 2020. Any forward-looking statement made by us herein speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.