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There are plenty of dating apps out there, but there aren’t many apps that aim to keep the spark going after you start a relationship. Walk in Sparksan app for existing couples looking to introduce

There are plenty of dating apps out there, but there aren’t many apps that aim to keep the spark going after you start a relationship. Walk in Sparksan app for existing couples looking to introduce fun new experiences into their lives.

The Barcelona-based startup, which exhibited as part of Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt, made its MVP debut in May 2021 and officially launched this week.

The startup was founded by CEO Ankit Nayal, who came up with the idea for Sparks after thinking about his relationship with his partner. He found that he and his partner were often too busy to find things to do together and it was impossible to find a new activity that interested them both. Based on this experience, Nayal decided to create an application focused on helping couples. improve their relationships by finding new experiences, whether it’s choosing a new movie, a new recipe, a new game, a new restaurant or a vacation.

“There are so many apps to help you find a partner,” Nayal told TechCrunch. “But once you find a partner, you leave those apps and there’s nothing left to help you with your relationship. That’s when I noticed a gap and wondered why we didn’t have tool focused on improving relationships.

Some may wonder why they need an app to help them make decisions with their partner. To that, Nayal says the app isn’t trying to replace communication between couples, rather it seeks to get rid of the hassle of planning dates or finding new experiences.

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Sparks offers a curated selection of experiences and date ideas that you and your partner can review in a Tinder-like swipe interface. You can browse movie suggestions, new recipes, vacation ideas, and more. Once there’s a match, the app will let you know there’s something you and your partner are interested in doing.

The startup is looking to hold a pre-seed round in Q1 2023 and plans to use the funding to add more functionality to the app, while building in a deeper personalized experience for couples.

Looking to the future, Nayal says he sees Sparks transforming into a network of super apps that can help couples in additional ways.

“Long term, we have bigger goals,” Nayal said. “Living in China and operating businesses there, we have become well acquainted with the super app ecosystem and one business holds several key apps. We want to bring the same, but to relationships. Ideally, we see ourselves creating different faces of Sparks, such as Sparks: the app for long distance relationships, the app for parents, the app for couples finances, etc. »