Thoughts, stories and tips from Team Perfocal.

Dating is hard. If it isn't sifting through the deadwood and spending hours of your life swiping, you find yourself wasting time engaging in months of texting without ever meeting the person that will sweep you off your feet.

If these frustrations sound familiar, Thursday may just be the dating app you've been waiting for. Launched in early 2021, Thursday is all about seizing the day and making most of the opportunities to socialise in person. After all, we've all had our fair share of isolation over the course of various lockdowns.

The app essentially works by only allowing its users to look for love on one day of the week from 0.01 am to midnight on...you guessed it! Thursday. With over 100,000 users signing up in the first few months since its inception, it's clear that Thursday offers the fresh take on dating that people are after.

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While the free and standard version of the app allows users to match with up to 10 people a day, investing in the VIP membership package for £14.99 per month will enable users to boost their profiles, have unlimited likes and access to view all members with no restrictions (well, except all of this still needs to happen on a Thursday.)

How To Use Thursday

So how does Thursday work? Well, that's easy. Start by downloading the app from Google Play or Apple Store. Then sign up by entering your basic user information such as name, phone number and email address or speed things up by connecting with your Facebook account.

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Additional features of Thursday include integration with Instagram, chat and messaging functions, voice note features, and the ability to add stories and GIFs to your profile. To differentiate itself from other dating apps on the market, such as Bumble, Hinge and Tinder, Thursday's developers have implemented a protocol whereby all users are requested to verify their profile by uploading their ID. However, verification data is deleted after 30 days which enhances security.


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Making Your Profile Stand Out

Anyone who has had any experience in the online dating arena will understand the importance of having a good profile photo. After all, you are looking to catch the eye of potential suitors. And in this instance, Thursday is similar to most other platforms. While it is totally possible to pull photos in from connected apps such as Facebook and Instagram, if you are looking to make the most of the limited time you have to use the Thursday app each, it is best to carefully curate your profile with a range of photos.

If you want our professional opinion on the matter, we'd suggest starting with a natural headshot (and remember to flash that beautiful smile, of course). A full-length photo is great when it comes to providing more context. With your remaining photos (Thursday asks for a total of 4 photos, at least), include shots that give others an insight into your lifestyle. From the exotic holidays you've been on to action shots of you playing sports, remember photos that show you in your element can provide an excellent conversation starter.

What Users Say

Sure, in the grand scheme of things, Thursday is the new kid on the block in the world of dating apps and its easy to be sceptical, but you just need to take a look at some of the reviews to see why it has attracted such a remarkable following in a short space of time. Check out what the users have to say in the following snippets:

"After 4.5 years of (potentially hundreds of) dating app dates and hours of boring small talk, Thursday allowed me to find someone who lived nearby and matched my vibe."


In short, Thursday has been a breath of fresh air for disillusioned daters. And the timing of its launch couldn't have been more appropriate. Having spent over a year living in relative isolation, we've all learnt to appreciate the value of real-life connections, and Thursday epitomises this very sentiment by encouraging users to cut to the chase and meet in real life. So, if you are done wasting time on small download Thursday, connect with people ready for an in-person meet-up.

If you are ready to take the plunge and eager to get going on your Thursday dating journey but want to give yourself the edge over other users, why not engage the services of a professional photographer to present you in your best light and help you grab the attention of potential suites. Perfocal can find you such a pro at short notice and for a great price, starting from £99!

One thing is for sure, a beautifully captured shot will give you the confidence to date without any qualms. Perfocal can do it for you!


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