Experience-first dating app, Element , officially laund in Charleston on September 6 with a party at Uptown Social. People were engaging with one another and seemed to be having a great time. The partygoers were in their element. Propst is familiar with the start-up culture in Charleston and met Landon Sanford, CEO of Element, through the entrepreneur and start-up community. After hearing about the idea, she fell in love with the concept because she considers herself a dating app success story, but only because there was a face-to-face meeting within the first week.