Built using Yelp’s API and in collaboration with the company’s engineers, it’s designed to give users some guidance around possible date ideas after they match.
After receiving Scott's friend request, Jenn developed a crush: "I read his profile," she said.The new feature was built by one of Coffee Meets Bagel’s engineers, who used it to break the ice with people he went on dates with.Mixtape was created using Spotify’s open API, which has also been used by fellow dating apps Happn and Tinder for features that let singles connect over the music they enjoy.After the multiple-choice portion, users can select a number of hashtagged "best" and "worst" things about the guy in question — among "bests" are #Believes In Love, #Always Pays, #Man's Man, #Sweet To Mom, #Respects Women, and, in damning with faint praise, #Not ADick.(Worst qualities include #No Goals, #Loser Friends, #No Car, #Napoleon Complex, #Cheaper Than ABig Mac, and #Boring.) To the app's credit, many of the qualities listed appear, rephrased, in both the best and worst lists, acknowledging that many of these qualities have subjective appeal.The couple met online, got coffee, then fell for each in real life. :)" Singles don't consider Yelp, the online service for reviewing local businesses, among Internet dating options.
But this scenario is missing one key element of the e-matchmaking archetype: a dating website. But as a social network in which people create online personalities and then judge and interact with each other, it can (and does) facilitate cyber romance.
The second new dating tool is Date Spots, a collaboration with Yelp that allows singles to search for nearby date ideas.
The simple web app seeks to help users find the “perfect first date spot, filtered for ambience and noise level.” The tool lets users choose what kind of date they are looking for, either coffee, drinks or restaurant, filter by price range and search by city or neighbourhood.
There are girls downloading Lulu, and with gusto: After an invitation-only launch held for both Florida State University and the University of Florida, 60,000 female students had the app (available on both i Phone and Android). The percentage of those reviews that are actually earnest and independently written, though, is impossible to know. (Though the app purports to share information about guys you and your friends actually know, users can review just about anybody with a Facebook page.) Sorry, make that 38.
Victoria Vertal met her husband Steven on the Internet.
Other users can peruse these profiles and judge their fellow Yelpers not only on calculated profile responses, but also by reading the reviews they leave.