Karim will advise the company's technical efforts, optimizing the way we connect people through our technology.

May 22, 2023 – Gather, the app for fun, intentional, Catholic dating, is thrilled to announce that Karim Varela will join the company as Technical Advisor. A seasoned technicalexecutive with more than seventeen years of experience, Karim has an extensive background in leading technical development of consumer-facing apps, especially dating apps. As Technical Advisor at Gather, Karim will advise the executive and technical teams as the company continues to grow.

Prior to Gather, Karim was the Director of Engineering at Tinder and the Chief Technology Officer at Coffee Meets Bagel.

About Gather

Gather is an app for fun, intentional Catholic dating. In today’s world, it can be difficult to meet other Catholics, particularly other Catholics that you genuinely click with. Gather is on a mission to change that by building the most effective dating app experience for Catholics so users can get off the app and out into the real world, where real relationship happens. On Gather, there are no rules, timers, or games. Instead, you’ll have unique, meaningful conversations that (hopefully) lead to real, human, connection in-person. We hope to help Catholic build deeper, more meaningful relationships with God and each other.