RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY - NEW DATING APP WANTS To HELP YOU SCORE Your CELEB CRUSH!!!
With the number of dating apps available today nearly as high up there as the number of users on the market, matching with someone has never been easier!!!
The perfect match, well, that’s obviously another story, but who knows what someone is on an app for anyway. If superficiality is your thing, those swiping solely for the sake of vanity may have just hit the jackpot:
DATING.AI is the new dating app that will provide suggestions based on looks, and looks alone.
PLAYBOY Magazine reports by uploading a photo, the app utilizes facial recognition software to scan for lookalikes (from top dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, Plenty of Fish), meaning if you have a type, a crush on a friend, an unrelinquished fantasy, hope to score a celebrity doppelganger, or perhaps even date yourself, then this app is for you. The app’s promotional video states, “Let’s Face It, Finding Love Starts with Attraction,” here purely physical, then goes on to provide a fictional success story centered around a user’s attraction to actor Chris Hemsworth, finding her average joe lookalike; thereby, assuming a happy ending.
The subscription-based app (following a free 7-day trial period, the app costs $7.99, renewed monthly) allows you to take a photo of yourself, upload your own photos, search photos of your friends or click on a suggested celebrity and see who comes up as a potential match. Describing itself as “the first dating app with Face Search,” Dating.ai claims “this powerful feature lets you instantly see the people you are really interested in meeting.” The developers “value your time, and want you to find the right person as quickly as possible” unlike other apps which “profit while you waste time swiping through thousands of profiles to maybe find someone you like,“ code for potentially setting you up with someone unattractive. How’s that for offering a solution to the problem you didn’t know you had? The app’s description touts exciting attributes, allowing you to “find your type fast,” “take a photo of your friend,” “see if you’re being catfished,” “see if they’re on the prowl,” and, the kicker, “find your look-alike.”
To suck users in, the app allows everyone to do a “free celeb search,” which means clicking on a photo of A-lister, after which you’re shown flux of real-life options, redirecting to top dating apps. The usual celeb suspects are all there: hundreds of suggested Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus lookalikes, over 500 alternative Kims and Kanyes. Mark Zuckerberg even makes an appearance. Therefore, if you didn’t like the first Lil Wayne, Shakira, or Emma Roberts, just try another.
To highlight the downside, the app seems to magnify the unfortunate side effect where dating apps seemingly make people disposable since the initial reason for attraction here is already so blurred. While that clearly may happen in any case, by matching solely on looks, the connection is based on an illusionary impression of a celebrity or perceived similarity to another individual.
HAPPY SCORE YOUR CELEB CRUSH RELATIONSHIPS FRIDAY!!!