Since its founding in 1991, the company says it has matched more than 23,000 members. If no date occurs, no money changes hands, leaving members to await more opportunities the following Monday.From the first page of Couple.net's English-language website or Korean-language website or Chinese-language website, new members are hit with a list of job-interview-style questions aimed at satisfying the most pragmatic dating heart. Part of Couple.net’s appeal is omitting the fuss of traditional middlemen or couple managers.“If you hire a couple manager, the cost shoots up,” says Oh.Those looking for a special someone to pass to the left to visit 420The 28-year-old founder from California told the Marin Independent Journal he created the site to find his ideal partner.You can always kid yourself that you're signing up to improve your pet's social life, not yours.
ATLETO is an app that matches you with like-minded athletes based on where you live, your skill level, how often you play, and more so you can find new friends (or more-than-friends) to play soccer, flag football, kickball, and practically any other sport with. The app lets you discover who you've crossed paths with or continuously cross paths with, then lets you reach out and connect. Lonely hearts fill in personal profiles, submit them to the company and wait for date requests from certified hotties to start pouring in. Members are asked to rate themselves on a scale from A (very attractive) to F (least attractive). According to Oh, the profile process is a soulful, self-defining moment.“What are you going to do with your date’s favorite color? “While Western societies consider horizontal aspects of a person important, such as one’s favorite shape or flower, Asian countries stress the vertical. Once members complete their profiles, the information is transmitted to a unique computer selection algorithm launched in August 2010 known as “the Logic.” After crosschecking numerous profile answers with possible companions, the Logic emails two date possibilities to members every Monday morning. Couple.net’s basic methods are familiar to anyone who has ever used a matchmaking service.“By introducing the Logic through the Internet and providing such opportunities at a fairly lower cost, you get to choose (your date) and pay whenever you wish.”To ensure that members really are who they say they are -- does that 29-year-old brain surgeon really come with Grade A looks?
-- members are screened three times and scored on a reliability test.“We call ourselves crusaders,” says Oh.
You might even say it brings a whole new meaning to the word 'dogging'.