“Discovering that sports fans were unrepresented in the world of dating apps was surprising,” said William Griffin, co-founder of Love for Sports, LLC.
Apps like Meerkat, Snapchat - they are not networks in the classical sense, but utilities people use when the need arises.
That's what we are." Of course, people could use the likes of Facebook to do similar things, but analysts said that the popularity of sport meant that developing a dedicated app was a smart move. The question is is whether they can get traction and build a big enough audience to make it work and come up with a viable business model," Ian Maude, online media analyst at Enders Analysis, told CNBC by phone.
The search function allows members to sort other LGBT singles by location, age, sports of interest and other preferences, narrowing the results down to a manageable number.
Members can then show interest in another member with a single click.
LGBTSport fills this need, bringing people together under the shared umbrella of sports fandom.