Japanese beta users called this a reverse Tinder, because you chat first and then get the chance to "swipe" (not a real Tinder swipe, but by selecting "Talk more" or "No thanks"). You're matched with another user for a 10 minute chat, and once the 10 minutes is up you get the chance to choose to match with that person or block them. There's definitely a lot of services calling themselves the "anti-Tinder" these days, but we're not trying to be "anti" anything-- just giving users a chance to chat first to see if they click with someone before deciding whether or continue talking with (or eventually meet) them or not! Thanks for your feedback, we need to work on making our headline more clear!
Thanks for the comment, and for sharing this other interesting service! Neqtr seems very cool. Although both apps are matching people based on interests and hobbies I'd say the main difference is that Festar put emphasis on real time online chat, while Neqtr is leading people to actually meet up at events in real life. Festar matches people online in real time so they can chat first for 10 minutes and figure out if they click (and want to mutually like each other to keep talking). How long they keep chatting or whether they choose to meet up offline after that is up to them. Festar is chatting with someone new about your hobbies NOW without a commitment to have to meet up. Neqtr is meeting new people who share your hobbies to go to events in the near future.