Over the past decade, social network sites such as Friendster, then MySpace, and now Facebook-Instagram have seen hundreds of millions of users discover, connect with each other, and explore each others choices, preferences, interests and activities. Fundamentally these social network sites have changed everyone's social fabric.
So, is online dating fabric evolving, or is it stuck in the 1990s?
Since 1990s, online daters have seen the likes of eHarmony, Match, OkCupid, PlentyOfFish, and more recently Facebook-based turned stand-alone app, Zoosk. The purpose of these web-tethered dating sites is very clear, however, any meaningful substance and richness these web-based dating sites offer to our dating lives and dating relationships is questionable. Personal profiles with fill-it and forget-it questionnaires, answer-and-post questions, get grouped in to statistical (percentile) groups, turn our qualities in to a shopping list, get a wink, and send a flirt.
Is this really helping today's singles dating lives, their dating relationships, is this all daters can get?. Isn't it true, that today's single dater is socially networked, savvy, sophisticated, uses #hashtag tweeting, prefers URL-link-shortening and is an urban smart dater.
Lets fast-forward to 2012 - Introducing dateOften, a new mobile social dating app; first-of-its-kind dating app which brings real time dating to local singles, by leveraging daters 'Social Interest graph', all with the ease and convenience of their mobile phones. Since it's interests-based, the dating app delivers a superb foundation to dating singles; using this to better understand each other and really get to know each other; thus enriching their dating lives and dating relationships.
Many believe, a dater's choices, preferences, interests and activities closely mirror his or her evolving personality, and as such dateOften app proactively learns and captures these choices, preferences, interests and activities from a dater's, 'Social Interest graph' over a period of time. Leveraging this time collected information, dateOften builds a dater's true, rich-personality profile which is presented to other dateOften singles. Certainly, this information is not static information, merely displayed by dots and pixels on a back-lit screen. Of course, dateOften dater's profile is dynamic, evolving and presents real Interests and Activities.
With dateOften Mobile Dating app, daters can wave bye-bye to clicking their keyboards, yet again, after a long productive day at work using their hard-wired PCs. In fact, Mobile dateOften daters can Enchant (chat with) their dates during work hours, discretely and frequently.
It's refreshing to see dateOften singles, 'Admire' (regard another person with warm approval) other singles. Every dateOften dater can 'Introduce' their dates to friends, or discretely to their friends-of-friends. As simplistic it may sound, daters earn virtual coins (date) for 'Admires', 'Introductions', for 'Inviting' their friends, as well as for their unique 'Check Ins' and their 'Ratings' of interesting places they hangout or visit. Mobile push-notification and personalized emails, keeps daters eagerly engaged with each other.
"We are very excited to introduce our new mobile social dating iPhone and iPod touch app for today's and tomorrow's dating singles. Dating Singles will love to discover and explore each others real interests and activities; this is an excellent foundation to initiate and grow their dating relationships," says Bharati Adkar and Bobby Bhurji; the co-founders. "With Mobile phones, today's dating singles connect faster and meet in-person more often than their predecessor Online Web dating singles."
What can dateOften dating singles expect:
- Meaningful, concise profiles shared with most recent photos, showing-off real Interests and Activities
- Active learning about your and your dates interests, and activities. Your profile is evolving and dynamic, not static
- Enjoy discovering and exploring your Dates real Interests and Activities
- Great way to meet new dating singles in-person, who will enjoy and share similar interests and activities
- Gamification. Earn date when you Admire, Introduce dates. Invite friends, and friends-of-friends
- Introduce Dates to friends, and Get Introduced to Dates by friends
- Invite friends, and friends-of-friends
DateOften 1.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.
via PR Mac