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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Four Dating Apps We Wish Existed

Posted By on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 8:07 AM

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These days, since almost everyone has a smart phone and online dating is more popular than years before, there seems to be a dating site or app for almost everything. There’s an app that lets users bribe people into going on dates with them, a site that connects rich bachelors (or married men who say they’re bachelors, let’s be real) with single women who want to be taken on trips for free, and even an app that makes it easy for couples to find people with whom to have a threesome. So after scrolling through various  sites (one for farmers, one for Christians...) we thought of a few more dating apps, or sites, that we think should exist, but don’t — yet.

1. Since the hardest part about going on a first date is typically figuring out what the hell to talk about, we think there should be an app that randomly generates interesting conversation topics to help break the ice when you’re already on a date. Since your phone probably already helped you find someone to go on a date with and also helped you find your way there, why not let your phone help you when you’re on the actual date too?

2. A lot of the so-called “dating apps” are mostly used to find other people to hook up with, either in the moment or the near future. We think there might as well be an app specifically designed to find people to take home with you from a specific bar — open the app, check in with where you are, and scroll through the profiles of other users who have also checked in at the same bar using the app. Select the ones you like, and if someone likes you back, then bam, you’ve got your hookup for the night. You don’t have to go far to pick them up, and you’re both already drunk, so the ice is already broken. Sounds efficient, right?

3. We also think there should be a dating app specifically to find people to go to concerts with. Doesn’t it suck when you want to see a band or artist and none of your friends want to go with you? If there was an app to help you find a date with whom to go to a particular show, then you could see your band and find someone to end the night with — that’s what we call a win-win situation.

4. Lastly, but definitely not least, we think it would be super helpful if there was an app where users could rate other users they have met through the app so that other potential matches can find out before they meet someone whether or not the person is worth meeting. Although that would sort of be cheating, wouldn’t it?

What dating apps do you think should exist? Let us know in the comments section!

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