Playdate Appoints Former Bumble PM as Board Advisor

Playdate, a dating app that serves the single parent community, has appointed John Kneeland as an Advisor to the Board. Kneeland was the first Product Manager of dating app Bumble and was involved with product development at Facebook Dating.

In this new role, Kneeland will support the Playdate team with product development and iterations for scaling to different markets. The single parent dating app also highlighted that he will be involved in Playdate’s engagement, pricing, and conversion strategies. 

Kneeland was the first Product Manager hired at dating app Bumble, eventually leaving the company after its IPO. He then joined Facebook, where he worked with product teams across Facebook Dating, Community, and Meet New Friends.

“I am thrilled to welcome John to our Advisory Board”, said Nevine Coutry, founder of Playdate.

“Given his vast experience with Bumble and Facebook Dating, I have no doubt that he will be pivotal in strengthening our product and in guiding us as we scale globally. His enthusiasm and shared vision for Playdate is only testament to the immense potential of what Playdate can become”, she added.

Over the past year, Playdate has seen over 50,000 app installs and proudly hosts a healthy 60/40 male to female split. Looking ahead, the platform is looking to optimise its UI/UX, scale to new markets, and grow its team.

The newly appointed Kneeland comments: “From playing my own small part in the success of other dating apps, I have seen firsthand that when you build a world-class dating experience that elevates an under-served group of people, you will not just build a tremendously successful business; you’ll also build something that has a profound, life-changing impact for millions of people”.

“I think Playdate can build the best dedicated dating experience for parents in the world, and I’m excited to work with Nevine and the rest of the Playdate team to make it happen”, he shares.

Find out more about Playdate on its website here. 

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