June 12, 2015
The sea of dating apps and services currently available these days is enough to drown any single person, no doubt about it. I’m speaking from experience here: it’s chaotic how many matches, likes, and messages you both get and send on a daily basis.
It’s kind of led me to abandon the whole dating app trend and stick to what’s more fun for me: meeting people face to face in public, social settings. However, not everybody feels the same way.
For those who don’t want to ditch the dating app anytime soon, New York based Once just launched for iOS and Android. They’re not like your traditional dating app though, rather more like an amalgamation of current apps.
Every day, when the clock strikes noon, the Once app will send their users a new match based on common interests and personality. They’ve actually curated an entire team of matchmakers that hand picks all of your matches before sending them to you. Everything is quantified based on your personal preferences like distance, age, ethnicity, etc.
“Dating apps today all face the same problem: users are heavily bombarded by matches, messages, and likes,” says Jean Meyer, CEO of Once. “Weeding out unsuitable matches is both difficult and time consuming. Once solves this problem by screening users for authenticity and handpicking quality, custom matches for each and every user. Once prefers quality over quantity – any day and every day.”
To clarify, you only get one match per day, and you can only see that person for 24 hours. You’ve only got that window to either pass, which anonymously x’s them off, or message each other to make plans.
The benefit of having only one match per day, according to the Once team, is that you can actually focus on that person without the distraction of other potential matches. So, if you’re tired of the onslaught of incoming matches, maybe consider slowing it down a bit with Once – I’m definitely going to give them a try and see how it works out. If you give it a go, let us know how your experience goes!
Image Credit: Pixabay
Did you like this article?
Get more delivered to your inbox just like it!