Video speed dating
“There’s a level of deception that is usually associated with user profiles,” says View N Me co-founder Eric Friedman.
Research shows that first impressions are formed within 17 seconds of meeting someone new.
But what if lying about your looks wasn’t an option?
View N Me, a month-old dating site, uses live video chats — either one-on-one or speed-dating sessions — to make fudging your appearance just about impossible.
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Seekly wants to get rid of the “overwhelming” and “misleading” nature of online dating sites and make dating online efficient, less stressful, and more economical.
Right now “deal-breakers” include smokers/non-smokers, location, and age.
If a video chat goes well for both users, then users’ information is exchanged.
We still stayed for drinks, but he didn’t even offer to foot my half of the bill.” Such is the plight of online romances, where first dates can feel like “Catfish” outtakes.
Interests are exaggerated, turn-offs are omitted and profile pictures are outdated — if not Photoshopped entirely.