Tuesday 19 June 2018

Around one in five relationships, friendships and more meaningful relationships, now start online. A new App, DatEat, the brainchild of University of Northampton alumna Kate Truong, is breaking into the dating scene, across the globe.

DatEat is a full service app that helps users make connections; wherever they are in the world.  Bringing together the ability to meet people, alongside recommendations and discounts for dating activities and mentors. The mentors are experts and professionals who can offer advice and recommendations on anything from where to get your hair done for a date, through to counselling and mental health support.

Kate’s idea first began to take shape when she moved to the UK from Vietnam three years ago to study at the University of Northampton. While studying for her BA Marketing Management and MBA, Kate saw that her fellow international students sometimes needed a little help to come out of their shells. She partnered up with three other students from universities across the UK and DatEat was created.

Kate Truong, University of Northampton Alumni and Founder of DatEat said:” I saw that some people found it hard to make new friends and connections when they moved to a different country to study, that sparked the idea for DatEat.

“When you sign up to any app, you share lots of personal information, and people do worry that your information might not always be safe. So DatEat is built using blockchain technology to create a fraud-proof structure, safe platform.”

While studying at the University of Northampton, Kate became President of the Vietnamese Students’ Society, helping other students integrate within the university community. Kate also worked with the University’s Changemaker Hub team, to get valuable work experience alongside her studies.

Kate continued: “Whether you’re after a meaningful relationship or just a casual date, DatEat can help you to make a connection. This app is more than just a dating app, we’re also working with NGOs in lots of countries, so the DatEat users can take part in volunteering activities and give back to wherever they are. I’m excited to see how this develops as we grow the users and connections we have.”

Download DatEat from the app store on your device.

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