New Group Dating Service Will Be Launched in American Market

Cool Monkeys, Inc. announces the official launch of their new online dating service called FunCrew. creates a group of six to eight singles and gives them a no-pressure venue online to see if there’s a dateable match.


Kanto, Japan -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/13/2014 -- Cool Monkeys, Inc. based in Tokyo, Japan and Foster City, California announces the official launch of FunCrew, a group dating site that takes the pressure off of making a love match. Co-founded by Ryuji Yamamoto and Hideaki Hayashi the FunCrew site gathers six to eight people who live in the same area and are of the same age group, and creates a private group. Then, a regular perfect storm made up of half men and half women, the fun crew gets underway.

Yamamoto said of the process, “Hideaki and I believe that the best way to start a new relationship is to meet new people when there’s no pressure. It’s best when people can have the luxury of getting to know each other while they’re having fun, just like being at a party. FunCrew is that party.” uses a special algorithm to match registered users of the site, now officially called “crew”. Once they have been placed in a group they can then communicate with each other in a private social network setting (SNS). Their first meet up is called an “Icebreaker Session” where every crew member talks for the first time online for about an hour. After the crew get to know each other well, they meet and have fun offline.

Creating the best venue possible the FunCrew SNS includes a friend invitation option that allows crew to join their group together. It also has a programmed facilitator that suggests conversational topics to keep the ball rolling. Once it’s time to meet, an event scheduler will help the crew compare available dates.

Yamamoto adds, “I’ve had the luxury of traveling to more than forty countries and in every one of them I’ve seen the same thing. I’ve seen young people having a great time over good food, drinks and music. It’s a very common scene because it works. That compatibility was my inspiration for FunCrew.”

About Cool Monkeys, Inc.
Cool Monkeys, Inc. was co-founded by Ryuji Yamamoto and Hideaki Hayashi to design and launch FunCrew, a singles group dating site. Yamamoto is located in Tokyo, Japan and is a self-described people-loving globetrotter while Hayashi is a Ruby loving programmer with a black belt based in Foster City, California.

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Ryuji Yamamoto
CEO & Co-founder
Cool Monkeys Inc.
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