"Not everyone is going to get a great experience on day one - it takes longer than a day or a week." Bland said Twosome's advantages were its usability, price, social media integration and "responsive design", which allowed the website to function properly no matter what kind of device it was being accessed on.
Twosome is 20 per cent owned by Mighty Ape and the dating service will be promoted through the online shopping website's Facebook page and email database.
Albany-based Mighty Ape has grown to have over 500,000 customers since it was founded five years ago.
Bland said Twosome's main local competition would be Findsomeone, which is run by auction website Trade Me, and NZ Dating.
Email had a drastic impact on the use of postal services.
By 2013 New Zealand Post was considering reducing postal services to three days a week and was carrying 265 million fewer items than 10 years earlier.
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