We look forward to a future of human flourishing - more artists, more astronauts, more inventors, more Olympians; more childhood dreams from more childhoods. But in much of the world, each generation has married less often, married later, and had fewer children. Most countries worldwide have fallen below the replacement rate, meaning their nations are dwindling. We think people need each other, as individuals and societies, and human flourishing starts with more families.
In 1985, Whole Foods had three stores in Austin and one in Houston, and eating ‘organic’ was something only hippies and athletes cared about. No one was drinking kale smoothies. Supermarkets were only just beginning to fill up with processed foods. Thirty-some years on and health food is everywhere. Fast food hasn’t gone away, but, spurred on by early adopters and more health-conscious parts of society, more and more people are turning anew towards an older paradigm - organic sourcing, fewer or no preservatives, no processing.
We think the same new turn to older practice will happen, starting with family-conscious people, then going mainstream. Casual dating apps only satisfy short-term instant gratification, the empty calories of relationships. Keeper is for people who recognize the long term is what matters most.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to be the best version of themselves, both in-person and online. But it’s hard to know what the other sex really wants these days - our culture and media send distorted messages and we don’t see the world through their eyes. Keeper lets you crowdsource feedback on your photos and profile from people who are what you desire in a partner. Once you’ve gone on a few dates from Keeper, if you want to see it, we’ll show you any constructive feedback that your dates have given anonymously. That way you won’t be flying blind next time.
We will always take your criteria seriously, but we’ll take everyone else’s criteria seriously, too. If it doesn’t look like you’ll get a match, we'll be up front with you about why. We find that telling the hard truth is often what it takes to get people where they need to be in order to make a great match happen.
Everyone is busy, and searching for a partner is time intensive. Let us do the work — tell us who you are, what you want, and we’ll get started. We don’t make matches just to make matches, however. We’d rather take longer in the background than waste two peoples’ time. You shouldn’t expect a regular cadence of matches, because neither your nor prospective matches are disposable people.
We are the result of millions of years of evolution. Like many other species, we are male and female; we are different.
We are a product of millions of years of natural selection and sexual selection. These evolutionary pressures have created intersexual dynamics that dictate how relationships form. Because of this men and women behave differently when they look for a partner, from the things they look for want, and to how they think feel about short term vs long-term mating. Other dating apps present one-size-fits-all, unisex experiences. We think that’s silly because men and women are fundamentally different. The best way to create long lasting relationships is to create a product that is conscious of the incentives and limitations hardwired into all of us.
Anything. People are complicated and messy and wonderful - but measurable and matchable.
Men and women are different, and that’s OK! In fact, we think it’s good to give men and women what they’re looking for, and ask them about what they want in a way that’s easiest for them to make a good decision.
Keeper has two core offerings: Keeper Searchlight (get matched) and Keeper Legacy (get married). Searchlight costs $10,000 per match to be matched with someone who meets 100% of your criteria for a partner, and you theirs. The first date is guaranteed, so if the first date doesn't happen for any reason, you get a refund. Keeper Legacy entitles you to unlimited matches (but still one at a time) for a fully-refundable $250,000 escrow deposit. In that case, we don't get paid until you get married. Additionally anyone can join our pool and be matched with our paying users for free.
If we were off on a subjective preference that was set, we’ll credit your match payment towards your next match and ask you to strongly clarify the preference for future matches. Our goal is to help you be as specific as you can with subjective preferences so that this doesn’t happen again.
We take your privacy and data security extremely seriously. We do not sell your data to anyone and we don't share it with anyone except your match. For men, relevant features of your profile will be shared with interested women; for women, we only share relevant profile details with men you explicitly express interest in. Contact information is only exchanged once both parties have agreed to the match. Your sensitive preferences for a partner are never shared with anyone. We value the trust you place in us, because we need it to make quality matches. Maintaining confidentiality and discretion is our top priority.