Textdater is a dating app that puts “self before selfies”. This means that you’re matched based on interests, and photos are blurred out until you’ve started chatting with your match. It’s positioned an alternative to often-frustrating dating apps where initial impressions are all based on looks. After receiving a £14,500 startup loan from us in 2015, founder Jon is looking to take the app to the next level by raising more capital. Textdater have launched their equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs and are hoping to raise £80,000. Go and check it out here.