Singles who believe in love at first sight can turn to new apps that will match them with potential dates in time for Valentine’s Day, but only if each person has expressed an interest.
With the new dating apps, users simply flip through photos of people in nearby locations and express their interest in dating someone. If there’s a mutual attraction, the app connects them for a conversation. If not, their feelings remain anonymous.
“It limits the conversations to people you’ve actually expressed an interest in. So each of those conversations starts at a very deep level,” said Sean Rad, co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based company Tinder, which developed the app of the same name.