Good news, everyone. And by everyone, I mean those who are trendy and single. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we’re here to help you speed up that dating process.
You’ll need to be an owner of either an iPhone or an iPod Touch, though. Thus, the aforementioned “trendy” notion.
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Online speed dating service SpeedDate announced on Monday the availability of its free iPhone application. No more excuses. You can now find a match anywhere. Sort of.
The app allows access to SpeedDate members’ profiles, which you can connect to by sending a “wink” or a quick “flirt.” It also allows for creating a new profile if you are not already a member. You won’t be able do much else, however, such as sending an e-mail to a member.
I tried the app on my iPhone 3G and got my profile up and running within a minute. After that, the application asked for my location and went straight to the “SpeedDate” tab, where it showed me a list in slide-show style of singles in my area between the ages of 18 to 99.
After narrowing the age range, I was surprised by the number of singles available in my vicinity. Unfortunately, the application doesn’t allow for filtering by any other criteria, such as height, body type, or hair color. I couldn’t put any of the matches into a “favorite” list either. And if I turned the application off, I needed to go through the same process again when I turned it back on. If I’m lucky, I’ll be able to find the same person again.
Originally posted at Crave