Proposed features

Propose new feature
help Voting for a feature means "I want this ASAP", against - "If this is implemented, this will make the site worse".
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Current Vs Home location
Be able to select a current and home location. I might live in one city but be visiting somewhere in another part of the country/world

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Separate Friend and Dating searches
Basically, I think there should be a separate search for finding friends and a separate search for finding relationships. Maybe have 3 hearts a day you could use on each?

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Job
I think it would be nice to see an optional box to put what job/career you have.

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"Edit My Profile" Icon
Please add a "my profile" shortcut to the main page.

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Better user experience
Nice site in general! It could be a little bit more user friendly. For example, it would be nice to filter the outgoing requests for those people who have accepted, and to whom no message has been written yet. It would be nice to have a menu on every page instead of a back button.

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Filter Matches By Number of Words in Profile
I'm not interested in profiles that essentially aren't filled out -- with no text or just a few words total. I'd like to say "only show me profiles with at least 100 words total across all the optional questions".

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Add text to the main screen
The "eye", "incoming", "outgoing", and "mail" icons are a form of mystery meat interface; I wish that there was a text label below each one to make the interface more obvious to new users.

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Make the "eye" matches page faster
The page that is noticeably really, really slow to load is the list of matches. I'd really prefer if it weren't so noticeably slow.

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Allow Filtering for Users with Photo Only
Would be great to be able to filter for only users that included a photo

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Show Base Photo for All Profiles
Most people are used to showing their base photo on a dating site. By blurring the photo, it creates some awkwardness if one tries to see more about the person and after seeing the photo, changes their mind.

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More advanced search parameters
More search parameters to narrow down matches.
1) want kids? Y/N
2) years left to fire? (The user can input this info in their profile and then be able to search a year range, eg. 5-10 years)

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put in banner ads
this will give users reassurance that this site will be financially sustainable. banner ad revenue e.g. from adsense can be used to maintain the site.

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can't archive chat when someone delete's their account
when there is a chat happening and then someone delete's their account, you cannot archive the chat thread. the "archive" button cannot be pressed.

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City
Create drop down so you can choose multiple cities, when in a rual area it would be nice to choose multiple cities. Thank you

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Proofread the site
There are language mistakes and some expressions are weird. Make sure that texts on the entire site (especially key user flows) sound natural, are not ambiguous, but easy to understand.

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Allow people to express secret interests (and signal when they match)
There are hobbies/activities about which one can't simply tell (especially when just getting to know each other, e.g. bdsm, FIRE outside of this site). Allow people to express such stuff privately. I.e. this won't be shown to other people unless both of you share the same preference (and probably have chatted for some time).

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Help people to build mastermind groups
A mastermind group (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastermind_group) is a group of people meeting regularly to discuss topics of their choice and help each other. E.g. people can have a weekly call. This can be about FIRE, motivation (you tell your goals and share your progress), family, business or literally everything. The group defines their format and goals. The trick is to keep the group diverse. Then each of you benefit from the diversity of views. It is common for members to do deep dives or case studies into specific topics (e.g. one member can't decide whether to switch the job or not and all members express their diverse opinions to help them decide). But you can also just have a social meeting and just chat about last week or plans for next week. The group is usually around 5 people. Obviously, it is hard to get right, but members can leave if it does not work well. Somehow with FIRE people this works better than just with general population.

Thus, create a feature for people to create such groups (e.g. specify timezone, proposed topics) and approve members (ideally everyone should me happy with everyone, but keep diversity in mind - it may be counter-intuitive).

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PR squad
Create a PR squad, so that people who want to help spreading the word could join and share their experience all over the internet. E.g. people join the "squad". Then whenever a new post about firedating is posted somewhere (e.g. reddit or some blog), people in the "squad" get a message about it. They can go there and engage in the comments, express their opinion, answer questions. This would help attracting new users. Also users themselves could create posts and then share the links via the squad. Voting (+) on this one means that you could imagine joining the "squad".

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Polish existing design
The existing design is not that bad. It is not perfect, but it has something interesting. Thus, don't change the style of the design, but just improve what we have now.

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Full redesign
The existing days is counter-intuitive. It scares new users away. Let's do a full redesign to get something more familiar and modern looking.

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Offline meetup
Once public gatherings are allowed, (help to) organize an offline meetup (e.g. choosing time, place, informing people) in one of the cities (likely with larger number of users).

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Online meetup
Organize a call for users to chat using voice/video. Can be like a dating event or just social chatting.

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Smiles
Add an easy way to use smiles while chatting.

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Decrease email notification delay
Right now the email is sent 10 minutes after the message if a user didn't read the message. This is made to avoid sending emails for messages which you actually saw. However, this creates a weird effect,
when you reply to someone, they reply in 10 minutes, you then reply again in 10 minutes. So instead of chatting in real time there is this step-based chatting. Perhaps decrease it to 5 min? Or try checking whether user is online and if not, send it even sooner?

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Proper chat
Right now one has to refresh the page to see a new message. This may be inconvenient if you wait for someone to write. It would be great to have some kind of sound and notification (e.g. title or favicon of the page changing).

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Reach 10 000 users
Dating & friendship is about people. As long as users can talk to each other, it is enough to get to know each other. So the features and design are not that important. But people are. Each new user makes the site more valuable to existing and new users and increases probability of each of us to find our partner or friends. Try to reach 10 000 users.

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Make the site faster
It is growing and starts feeling slow (e.g. images loading, occasionally page loading).

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Referal system
Allow people to invite others (e.g. via their referral link) and get something in return.
E.g. additional interested requests and new profiles for each person who joins. Likely not to much to avoid creating incentive for cheating. Something like 1 additional interested request & new profile for each invited person. Potentially the bonus may be permanent (something like 0.1 additional interested request for each invited person, so +1 request in 10 days).

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Archive threads w/deleted accounts
When I archive a conversation with a user who has deleted their account, it stays on my main messages page and doesn't move to the Archived folder.

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Part FIRE
Thanks Victor for creating this app the FIRE community needed!

Perhaps you can add a 4th type of FIRE type, called “Part” or “Partial” FIRE for the people who enjoy a little part-time work and actually build the supplemental income into there FIRE numbers and their ideal FIRE lifestyle.

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Group Dynamics and Filters
Love the FIRE-Dating APP..., Kudos Viktor!!!

I do not know what is the exact group dynamic of this platform. Are we dealing with simply 50 members or 50k or 500k? Is there a way to know the exact traffic volume on this site and just how many members are actually active online vs offline? May we be able to also have the ability to apply additional filters for our preference HITS other than its Gender, Location and Age so that we can further drill down on our potential matches?

Below are just some of my suggestions:
- Profiles with Photo or No Photo
- Fire numbers (ie % FIRE, SWR Rate, etc)
- Maybe offer matches by its generations (ie, Gen-X, Millennials, Baby Boomers, etc)
- Keyword searches (ie look only at the profiles that mentioned "ETF", "geo-arbitrage", "Chautauqua", etc)

If there is anything else you can possibly think of that would be of value-add, please modify list.

Thanks a bunch and hope this helps!

MCflip73

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Add time zone
Currently, hovering over a message causes a timestamp to appear. However, this timestamp can be incorrect (I am assuming) because of the lack of setting a time zone. Could this be set manually, or determined based on location?

Thanks!

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Hide Profiles from Show Others
I would love a way to hide profiles when viewing potential matches. There are some that have appeared in my carousel for months that I am not interested in, and would like to hide them from appearing. That way, the only profiles there are new or I haven't decided to send them a request yet.

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Improve UI/UX
Hi, form inputs are a but laggy and design looks like it;s from 2005.

If you open source the project I can contribute some time (I'm a frontend developer)

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Undo sending a heart
It would be nice to have the ability to undo sending a heart in case you press the heart and send one to someone by accident. Although now that I'm writing this I'm aware that an email is sent to the other user, so a couple of ideas are: 1. Put a 5 minute delay on sending the email so you can 'undo' the heart sending within those 5 minutes, or 2. You can undo sending a heart at any time and if someone clicks through from the email to find out who 'hearted' them they will discover that there is no longer someone who hearted them (sadface).

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[DONE] Be able to look for people anywhere.
I am already FIRE and am open to meeting people all over the world. Why do I have to select just one country and city? There should be an option to meet anyone, anywhere, especially since it's online.
> Done. There is "same universe" search option, which basically means anywhere.

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[DONE] Present users as a list instead
Instead of seeing just one and one profile, why not instead have a list of all profiles with possibility for filtering. Then each user could simply mark those they are interested in from the list.
> (Mostly) done. Matching, incoming and outgoing request views are now list-based.
I didn't do filtering (one can see at most 12 profiles per day anyway).
I didn't do "marking interesting in a list" (one can send at most 3 requests per day anyway).

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[DONE] Allow more than 2 likes per day
Delete the limit of number of likes (hearts) you can give.
> Done (increased to 3).

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[DONE] Add ability to deny request from deleted user
Someone sent me a request (yay!) but it turns out that person is now a deleted user (boo). The site won't let me deny their request (bummer) so now each time I log in it appears that I have a new connection request (exciting!) but it's just the same one I can't deny or delete from the deleted user (psych!), so being able to deny or delete this incoming request would be great so I don't accidentally think I have a new request. Thanks!
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1) When a user deletes their account, all non-answered requests are denied by default.
2) If you have such a request, you should be able to deny it manually right now.

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[DONE] More than one photo
Allow uploading more than one photo.
> Done. One can have at most 5 photos now (there is link to upload them in settings).

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[DONE] Proper geo search for OFFLINE
Right now, when the user chooses offline communication, the site compares user locations just by matching their city names. If there is no one with the same city, then people from the same country are shown.

This has disadvantages:
1) There are large cities and being able to target only part of it may be useful.
2) There are small cities nearby and being matched with people from there is more useful than from all over the country (especially for the US).

Add proper geo search which would allow to specify search radius around a specific point.
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1) Rewrote search and matching (e.g. one has a lot of flexibility to choose which geographic area they want to be matched with - including by specifying distance).
2) offline and online are gone :)

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[DONE] Location search / match
Simple feature - I would like to be able to filter potential matches by location. It was great to see people from around the globe, but if you are not interested in a long distance relationship - many people are not - it would be super helpful to at least be able to match by city. :)
> Done.

Rewrote search and matching (e.g. one has a lot of flexibility to choose which geographic area they want to be matched with - including by specifying distance or same city or state or country or any mix of these).

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[DONE] Online Friendship, Offline Romance
It would be nice to be able to opt for both the online/offline and friendship/romance. For instance, there aren't any matches for me in offline romance, which is a bummer, but I'd also be interested in making friends with others further away. Can I have it all?
> Done.

Rewrote search and matching, one can look for both friendships and romantic at the same time with different parameters now.

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[DONE] Deleting conversations that have trailed off
Hi Viktor! Love your site. It would be nice to be able to put a conversation that has gone cold away.. maybe in another folder, or hidden at the end of the list of messages. And change a bit what the conversations look like, right now it is the most recent message and it can be quite long in the message feed.

So grateful for your site!
> Both done:
1) one can now archive threads (see 'archive' button on a thread page)
2) at most 10 words are shown for the most recent message from each thread
Thank you!