In the digital age, personal relationships have also been moved to a virtual format. Dating sites and mobile apps are very popular. Naturally, trying to defeat the competitors, developers come up with more and more strange ways to attract a new audience. A great example of this is the list below.
1. Gene Compatibility
American startup Pheramor decided that it is impossible to ignore the biological side of love and created an app with the search for the second half based on the DNA. The developers claim that there is gene compatibility that is based on some 11 “attractiveness genes”. Allegedly, men are attracted to online brides on Ladadate or other resources with different DNA, and they feel the difference with the smell of pheromones.
After registration, the user receives a set of tools that can help independently take DNA samples and send them to the company. But in addition to biological data, you will have to use the usual social data: you need to attach the profiles of your social networks to the app. Based on the analysis of the profile and DNA test, Pheramor shows the most suitable partners, but, unfortunately, the photos of the applicants will not be immediately visible — they will be blurred. You will only have to get acquainted with the future soul mate according to genetic indicators.
2. Based on Twits
For Twitter fans, Daigo Smith, who actively uses it himself, created the dating service Loveflutter a couple of years ago. According to the author’s idea, instead of filling out profile and biography, users can simply find a suitable couple who subscribe to the same news feeds on Twitter. Besides, the algorithm analyzes the Twitter accounts of users registered in the service and highlights their special features. Another interesting detail — all photos are blurred and you can only see what a person really looks like by getting acquainted with his/her interests.
3. Intelligence Means a Lot
The Sapio app was created by a team of female developers who became disillusioned with conventional dating services. It is designed to help find a couple for those who consider themselves intelligent and want to meet interesting people. However, to do this, you will have to answer about 300 open questions from different areas of human life, in which you can tell about your achievements, political views, hobbies, etc. A couple is selected based on matches. A conversation with a person can only begin if there are intellectual coincidences.
4. For Gourmets
For those who care about where and how to eat, there is a Dine service. In addition to standard compatibility parameters, it searches for partners based on the presence of matches in the list of favorite places and allows you to immediately invite a potential soul mate to a restaurant.
5. For Busy and Lazy Ones
New solutions are also available for those who don’t have such strict requirements for partners but there is not enough time to study a lot of profiles. Here, online matchmakers come to the rescue – applications that don’t have access to search, and the selection of candidates is handled by an algorithm or employees specially hired for this purpose.
- In particular, a bot named Quinn first carefully asks the user about his/her preferences and collects additional information about him/her from open sources like Facebook, and then daily sends several profiles for consideration. Each of them tells about common friends, interests, and facts from the biography of users. For example, that they were both recently in Africa or started making music. The app also checks the compatibility of partners according to the horoscope. You can enter into a dialogue with the candidate you like.
- The principle of “less but better” is also followed by the creators of the Once Every day, 250 matchmaking specialists analyze the profiles of users registered in the system, so that at noon each of them receives just one profile with data about the most suitable candidate for them. A day is given for consideration of the offer.
Coffee Meets Bagel works in a similar way, but here the last word is left to women. Every day, men are asked to review 21 profiles. Girls are shown only those who are interested in their profile. They decide whom to start a dialogue with.
6. For Shy and Confused Ones
The developers also took care of newcomers to online dating who find it easier to turn off their phones and play dead than to respond to a message from a stranger they like. Virtual advisors help them overcome their stupor and understand their relationships.
- Professional Hermes has been launched for men. For $79, clients get three hours of communication with experts in self-development and relationship building. Specialists can be asked to help return the ex, get out of the friend zone (the girl’s desire to remain friends), or create a proper profile for a dating site. Also among the services is the support of correspondence in real-time.
- The creators of RelationUp offer more universal solutions. Consultants are working with representatives of both sexes. They help clients understand their preferences, learn how to flirt, and practice online dating. Psychologists can also analyze existing relationships that have problems and prepare a recovery program after the breakup.
7. For Those Who Know Their Worth
With the development of the industry, not only developers but also users themselves have learned to make money on Dating.
- In What’s Your Price, those who want to go on a date with a certain candidate must first interest her financially. Users place bids of five dollars or more, and the potential partner decides who to reciprocate, simultaneously raising the price and rejecting insufficiently attractive offers. Scores from $200 per date are considered high, and in a similar app, Ohlala, the average bid reaches $300 for two hours of communication.
- Mobile apps are also used to search for sponsorship relationships. This category, for example, includes Sugar Daddy Meet, Suga Dady, Sudy, and Seeking Arrangement. Patrons are referred to as “dads” and “mums”, and financial support seekers are referred to as “kids”. The former immediately indicate in the profile how much money they receive and on what terms they are willing to sponsor their partners, and the latter indicates what level of spending they would like.