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Alum-Founded Dating App ‘Fourplay’ Launching At Penn State In Mid-October

Following positive reviews and mentions in the New York Post, CNBC, and “On Live” with Ryan and Kelly, it’s safe to say that Fourplay, the double-dating app, took off in New York City. Creators Julie Griggs and Danielle Dietzek’s next plan is to bring it to their alma mater, Penn State.

Fourplay is a location-based app where single friends make individual accounts, make a “team” profile together, match with other teams of singles, and go on dates. Users can have multiple teams with different friends as well as co-ed teams. Due to the collaborative aspect of the app, users can find a safe alternative to a traditional date.

“We really want it to be a safer way for singles to meet. We know people want to go to the fraternities or apartment parties, but we want them to do it with a friend,” Griggs said.

While Fourplay caters to single people looking for love, both Griggs and Dietzek endorse the lighthearted and fun aspect of the app, too.

“We know that single people want romance,” Griggs said. “And so if romance comes out of a Fourplay date, that’s great. But, we don’t put any pressure on that. It’s another way to make friends, especially for underclassmen who are new on campus,” Dietzek said. “We’re trying to facilitate meaningful connections and people going out and meeting each other.”

The app is anticipated to launch on the App Store for Penn State students between October 15 and October 31. However, there is a waitlist for users before the official launch date. Students can set their accounts up ahead of time and be among the first users when the app goes live.

The expansion to Happy Valley is the first of its kind for Fourplay. But, why Penn State?

“The vision has always been to create that safer, more social experience for college students who have suffered the dangers of dating apps,” Dietzek said.

“We also really chose Penn State because the school has given us so much, and we are excited to give back to the Penn State community,” Griggs added.

Griggs and Dietzek will visit State College from October 16 to October 29 to both promote their app and celebrate the launch. While here, they will appear around campus and at local bars with free merch, drinks (for the 21+ crowd), and snacks. They’ll be updating events on their TikTok and Instagram pages.

The Fourplay team is also looking for students interested in becoming community ambassadors and helping with future app promotions, updates, and safety developments.

“We’re open to giving students the opportunity to get involved in a professional development way. We’re happy to involve students who are looking for experience,” Dietzek said.

Fourplay can currently be downloaded in the App Store for the New York location. You can also join the waitlist for the Google Play version.

Anyone interested in joining the team or becoming an ambassador can contact Griggs and Dietzek via their email, [email protected].

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Marie Moyer

Marie is a fourth-year student majoring in journalism and minoring in sociology. She loves being fiscally irresponsible at local farmers markets, watching niche documentaries on HBO, and going to Penn State hockey games as "self-care." You can reach her on Instagram - @_mariemoyer_ or send her suggestions (and cat photos) via her email - [email protected].

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