1.18.2015

Stitch.net or "Tinder for seniors" expands services to area


Southern California and the New York Tri-State area will become the second and third locations to offer local Stitch services

SAN FRANCISCO, (January 7, 2015) – Stitch.net, an online companionship service for adults 50 years and over, is excited to announce its first expansion of Stitch’s local online browsing services in Southern California and the New York Tri-State area. Stitch.net’s local browsing service allows members to “Stitch” [match] with others inside of 100 miles from their current location. “Our first six months has been dedicated to getting member feedback and improving our local service here in SF Bay, where we can physically meet with our members. I’m thrilled and excited to say that we are ready to expand with a one-of-a-kind, secure, and well-tested connection service.”, said Marcie Rogo, co-founder and CMO of Stitch.net. The San Francisco Bay Area was Stitch.net’s first location to offer the local online browsing services in July 2014 after several months of a closed, private trial.

“To guarantee that everyone you see will be within 100 miles, we need a certain number of registered users in that location,” continued Rogo. “We’ve been building registrations in Southern California and the NY Tri-State Area in the past several months and are almost at the threshold where we can open those locations.”

Currently, those who sign up for Stitch outside of the San Francisco Bay Area have the option to Stitch with “Extended Distance,” which was a feature requested by them for potential travel companions, intellectual conversation, and just a friend to have when they visit that location. Stitch members can enjoy the same experience; however, a close location cannot be guaranteed. Over half of Stitch’s members have the Extended Distance feature enabled and are enjoying connections near and far.

The founders of Stitch attribute its initial success to the two major ways Stitch is different from any other service: an age minimum and identity verification. Stitch requires a thorough identity check before full profiles can be viewed and communication is allowed; this identity check also ensures that all members are over 50 years of age, making Stitch the only restricted peer-to-peer online social connection service for Baby Boomers and Seniors.

With the expansion of Stitch.net’s local online browsing services, Stitch also has exciting plans for their offline events in 2015. Stitch.net will be offering many travel opportunities - including their first “Stitch Trip,” a 4-day, 3-night cruise from Long Beach, CA to Ensenada, Mexico, from January 30th to February 2nd – and casual get-togethers hosted by Stitch.net’s Local Ambassadors, who are located in over 15 different cities across the United States.

Thanks to Stitch.net’s national exposure in articles from Mashable (http://bit.ly/StitchMashable), Vice (http://bit.ly/StitchVice), Business Insider (http://bit.ly/StitchBI), and The Atlantic (http://bit.ly/StitchAtlantic), as well as features on Bloomberg TV (http://bit.ly/StitchBBTV) and Washington Post Live (http://bit.ly/StitchWPLTB), Stitch’s future looks extremely bright.

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Stitch.net offers a new type of dating for adults over 50. Stitch helps link mature adults together based on the companionships they are looking for in their everyday lives. Stitch is different from other dating websites, with a strong focus on companionship rather than just love and marriage. Stitch has found that not everyone is looking for love, but everyone is looking for companions – a golf buddy, a dinner-date, a hiking companion, a travel partner, etc. Like Tinder, Stitch offers mutual consent, but rather than matching based on age and appearance, the service connects members based on location, interests, and activities. For more information, visit http://www.stitch.net, or call 1-415-800-2918.

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