Since Twoo launched in 2011, we’ve come to realise that people use the site for all sorts of reasons. Here at Twoo HQ, we’ve always thought of ourselves as a social discovery platform, not a dating site. We want to give our users a safe, friendly place to meet new people quickly. But the plain fact is that every once in a while – online and in the real world – a friendship deepens into something more.
Every week, we receive hundreds of messages from people all over the world – testimonials from Twoo members who met through the site and have taken things to the next level. It’s a special feeling to know that we’ve played a part in these success stories, so we thought we’d share the love and present a selection of highlights from the last few months.
Let’s kick things off with Marissa from the Netherlands, who was sent an invite to Twoo by a friend and signed up. After a month of chatting, she met up with her now-boyfriend: “We’ve been happy together for two months now! I’m glad I joined this site,” she says. This is a sentiment echoed by Jolijn from Belgium – she and her future beau clicked right off the bat as friends, and then quickly became a couple. “Seven months later, we live together and are super happy!” she writes. Miss from Bulgaria, expanding on the theme, explains: “At the first meeting, we knew we wanted to be together.” They’ve now lived together for three months.
Meanwhile, Giuseppe from Venezuela sent us big hugs for putting him in touch with his “beautiful woman”, while Juliana from Brazil is over the moon: “I already found my soulmate and I’m very happy!”
However, our favourite message of recent times goes one step further, and really sums up the full potential of Twoo as a place to meet new people. “It started as a small friendship,” says Joseph from Portugal, “and now we’re engaged.” Congratulations, and hooray!
We think the comments above show that we’re doing a good job introducing like-minded people to one another around the world. But what does the future hold? Only time – and you – will tell. Whether you’re using Twoo to socialise or to meet your one true love (or anything in between), we love hearing your stories. It means the world to Team Twoo to know that we’re helping people to find happiness!
So keep us in the loop by e-mailing your story to email@example.com.
And whatever the reason you’re on Twoo, have fun!
Here at Twoo HQ, we’re always working on ways to improve the user experience for our lovely members. Our community is 15 million strong, and growing all the time.
We’ve always adopted a zero tolerance stance on fake profiles at Twoo, and that’s why we’re launching a new feature that lets our users prove who they are. Let’s say you spot someone interesting on the site… how do you know they’re for real? What if 30-year-old Gemma actually turns out to be 50? Or even to be James?
Of course, this cuts both ways: how will other people know that you’re who you claim to be? The online world can be a weird place, and trust is a key step on the way to making new connections in any area of life. We think we’ve found a solution to this potential minefield: get ‘Verified’.
To show that you’re a real person, simply take a picture of yourself showing the Twoo ‘Verified’ sign – the globally recognised ‘victory’ hand gesture – and submit it for review. To make the victory sign, extend and part your index and middle fingers with your palm facing away from you, while holding your other fingers down with your thumb. Just make sure your hand is the right way around, otherwise our review team might take offence!
A handy reference to the ‘V’ of ‘Verified’, the sign lets us know that it’s really you behind the screen.
After we’ve reviewed the picture, we’ll add a green ‘Verified’ hand icon next to each confirmed user’s name. This gives you quick and clear proof while you’re browsing that you’re dealing with the genuine article. We want you to have the best time possible on our site. By giving you an authentic and safe environment in which to meet and get to know new people, we’re making sure you direct your energies at the right people: REAL people.
And here’s another victory for the verified: Twoo users with verified profiles are currently getting many more visitors and likes than those without them. Safety and success – it’s a win-win situation!
Team Twoo is currently approving thousands of users every day all over the world. So strike a pose, snap a photo and get verified TODAY.
Happy chatting, and who knows, maybe your next picture will look something like this
It’s Friday, and for Twoo users in most parts of the world that means it’s the weekend; time to down tools and get the party started. Twoo members everywhere have been using our Q&A feature to find out about each other’s socialising habits, so we’ve focused our latest blog post on the global search for the ultimate party. Which nations party hardest? Who are the dampest squibs? And what do Twoo users really look for in a good night out?
First up, we analysed what our members are saying about their favourite time of day. Topping the list of early birds were Poland (26%) and Vietnam (21%), while the top-ranking night owls were from Poland (39%) and the UK (28%) – Poland clearly has a healthy mix of people who are up at all hours! Members who chose the “any time” option (a slightly different proposition) overwhelmingly came from Spain (53%) and Brazil (50%). But is there a link between people who stay up at night and people who like to party? And anyway, who says that parties have to be held at night?
Our next batch of questions looked at partying in the context of a broad range of other activities, including working, catching up on sleep and absorbing culture. While sorting through our users’ answers, we started to notice a trend. Throughout our surveys, one country kept coming to the fore: France! Where can you find the French at weekends? Partying! How about when they’re on holiday? Partying! Unlike the Vietnamese, British and Polish (who are always working) or the Australians (who would prefer to be off exploring the world), our French members are reliably to be found attempting to kick off the good times wherever they are!
To settle things once and for all, we decided to just come right out and ask: what is our members’ ideal night out? The results are below (and if you’ve read this far, the top nation will come as no surprise!).
So now we definitely know who wants to party, but who are the most fun people to have at your shindig? Our Vietnamese members described themselves as being the most introverted, while at the opposite end of the scale were the extroverts of Brazil (40%) and Spain (38%). When we cross-referenced this against amounts of alcohol consumed, however, we were in for a shock. Almost everyone replied that they drank at least a little, but who do you think topped out the list of members who don’t drink? Brazil (45%) and Spain (38%) – our two most outgoing member states! So alcohol is apparently not the major factor in putting together the best party possible, as long as you cram in as many natural extroverts as possible… Partying is clearly in the genes!
But where, you may be asking, were the French in all this? As we’ve seen, it’s a fair bet that they’ll be partying, but will they be any fun? Well, a whopping 66% of our French users thought so, but only if they’re in the right mood. Catch them in the right frame of mind, and your event is good to go!
Our final conclusions, then? For a crazy party full of natural carnival atmosphere at any time of day, consider heading to Brazil or Spain – but if you want a reliable night of revelry with people who really want to be there, invite your French friends!
If you disagree with our findings, why not head over to your Twoo profile and make your own impression on the stats? And wherever you are in the world, we hope you’re having fun…
Remember, this party’s just getting started!
Twoo Party HQ
Valentine’s Day saw a meeting of minds this year, as Twoo teamed up with women’s magazine Flair to create a unique romantic extravaganza. Billed as a “Cinematch”, the event gave 300 singletons in Antwerp, Belgium, the chance to mingle before attending an advance screening of the Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook.
This time of year can be a frustrating reminder of one’s single status, so what better time to treat Antwerp’s single men and women to an evening created just for them? Team Flair brought along a selection of their female readers, while Twoo provided a range of dapper gentlemen users – the idea being to match them up over the course of the night.
Our blind dates were settled at tables named after famous couples (Tarzan and Jane, Jack and Rose, Samson and Delilah – you get the idea!), and the event was off and running! Fizz was drunk, delicious nibbles were eaten, and there was plenty of time for our guests to get acquainted before the film began. With a photo booth and love meter on hand to break the ice, it wasn’t long before everyone relaxed and the night kicked into high gear. The icing on the cake? A Twoo goodie bag filled with candy for every couple – the perfect accompaniment to our quirky cinematic finale!
The event was a resounding success, with the party continuing long into the night. And we learned a few things about the current singles scene into the bargain:
Anyway, many thanks to everyone who came along! We hope everyone who attended enjoyed it as much as we did. Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for a full photographic record of the fun!
Been on the receiving end of one of these conversations on Twoo recently? Then you’re probably talking to a man. Think we’re being harsh? Well, we’ve got the evidence to back up our not-at-all-sexist claims.
So, there you have it. Men – especially British men – are using a smaller range of words than women, despite chatting roughly the same amount. But why? Are men just lazy, sullen idiots with poor language skills, relying on women to provide a conversational spark? Of course not. Not all of them, anyway. We know there are plenty of articulate guys on Twoo, so what’s the deal?
In general, the more comfortable you feel with a person – whether friend, date or partner – the more you’re going to share with them. But it’s natural to be cautious when you’re meeting new people. You hold back until you’ve reached a conclusion about the person you’re chatting with. Unfortunately, this sometimes results in noncommittal, flat language and a lacklustre first impression. And that’s not going to help anyone, is it?
After consulting the brains at Twoo HQ, we’ve come up with a plan, a call to action, for both sexes:
Women: If you find yourself chatting to a monosyllabic young fellow, perhaps you hold the key to drawing him out of his shell. Remember, you’ve got the advantage in terms of vocabulary. Engage him. Encourage him. Help him to use his words by elevating the conversation beyond the usual pleasantries. You might be surprised by what you manage to coax out of him. In all other respects, stay just the way you are, you’re fine.
Men: Some people like the silent type. But that’s probably not going to work on a site like Twoo. You want to stand out from the crowd, right? If most men are using few words, try using more! Think about what you’re writing when you chat or send a message. Be interesting and show your matches that you’ve got a brain. And if that fails, get a thesaurus and pretend.
Be bold, jump in and TRY. Remember, Twoo is about FUN. You’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Let us know how you get on!