In June 2018, fellow dating entrepreneur Antoine Argouges approached Charly with an idea for a new dating app for over 50s.  Having spent 5 years in the dating industry, never being able to give a good answer to the question ‘where should my newly single parent date?’, Charly jumped at the chance to join Antoine as co-founder of the new app.  Together they created Lumen, the first ever app-only dating product for over 50s.


Lumen launched in September 2018, with £3.5 million seed investment from dating titan Andrey Andreev, the man behind Badoo, Bumble and Chappy.

Lumen is currently only available in the UK – on both Apple and Android.  It will launch globally very soon.

Andrey & Founders