Attitude caught up with the founder of the first LGBTQI+ Social Network and Dating Application Alex Pasykov to find out more about TAIMI.
What is TAIMI?
First and foremost, TAIMI is a community. It is not yet another dating app where people can find a hook-up for a one-night stand. TAIMI is a product that solves all kinds of different issues for its users. We provide a world free of judgement and harassment, a safe and secure environment to communicate, connect, share information, discuss issues, meet new people and be actively involved in the LGBTQI+ community. We are open to everyone.
What makes TAIMI different from other dating apps on the market?
TAIMI is the only product of its kind. We are not a dating app but a multi-functioning platform with functionality that differs for each user depending on what they are looking for. Yes, some solely use TAIMI as a place to meet new people while others prefer to socialize by sharing news, posting stories and creating custom groups. We don’t seek to be like other “dating apps”, we strive to give our users the product they need and desire, that is what makes us truly unique.
Why did you decide to launch TAIMI?
I was always a strong supporter of equality. In my opinion all people living on this planet have to be equal! It is unfortunate that to this day there are over 70 countries that make it illegal to be LGBTQ+. I have an extensive experience in developing large social platforms for communication and dating. So, it was only natural for me to put my skills and knowledge to good use - provide people with a platform to be free, to express themselves, to share their opinions with no fear or prejudice. TAIMI is my way of making this world a better place.
What is TAIMI doing during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We’ve sent more than 5 million users in 45 countries notifications about staying safe during the pandemic. Among them were instructions by WHO and CDC on washing hands and preventing the further spread of the virus. We frequently talk about dating and relationships amid the outbreak on our blog. We share the latest news on all our news feeds. We also educate our users and followers on our Instagram and Facebook about the importance of self-isolation and social distancing to protect themselves and their close ones from the virus.
What are some changes TAIMI has experienced during the outbreak?
To TAIMI - valuing each and every user during these difficult times is extremely crucial. It is important to give everyone the ability to stay connected, to share the news, to meet new people from all corners. Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak we have seen tremendous growth in our social activity. For instance, our groups section nearly doubled, people are much more keen on posting stories and sharing the news, interacting much more over messages and likes, and not to mention the fact that video calls are a hot feature these days. People are communicating, and this in turn, lets them feel connected despite being in self-isolation or quarantine.
What sets TAIMI apart from similar products?
As I’ve mentioned, TAIMI is unique. The LGBTQI+ Social Network and Dating App is an absolutely free product with an option to add a premium subscription. However, all our main features and functions are free to use. We are working on adding more features and expanding our main functionality in the nearest future. So, stay tuned for our latest news.
What are TAIMI’s plans for 2020?
Undoubtedly with the cancellation of many Pride parties and marches around the globe, our plans had to shift this year. However, our goals are not limited to 2020 but rather we plan ahead for the next 10-15 years. We are working on making our product even better in terms of functionality, safety, socialization, and dating.
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