“Using photos and videos in a fun collage format, we’ve created a dating experience that helps you really get to know someone in a more authentic, intimate way,” CEO Kelly Steckelberg wrote in a news release.
The app also integrates with users’ Facebook, Instagram and other social media feeds.
SF’s Chinatown, which the racial dot map and Wikipedia point to as to the upper right of the word “San Francisco,” is actually far more gender-neutral than similar immigrant communities we found in NYC. Right over the bay, Oakland mixes it up a bit while Berkeley is a nice little gender melting pot.
Again, race might play an issue here – last time we found that African-American communities seemed to have a higher percentage of single women, and the splits might be helped along by racial divides (Oakland [female] is more black, while Alameda [male] is more white/Asian). Sunnyvale, San Jose and Mountain View come up about even between single men and single women, while San Mateo is piles upon piles of single men and Fremont looks as blue as a perfect day at the seashore.
The new mobile app, which goes live in San Francisco on Tuesday, wants to perk up your dating profile by replacing your static bathroom mirror selfies with a dynamic collage of videos and photo slideshows.NY, as some of us are native Californians and some relocated from NY.The heated debate about the quality of guys in the two cities led to an interesting experiment proposal: To sign up for an online dating site in both NY & SF with the same exact profile and compare the guys that approached us. From the 12 messages that I received in just 2 days, I noticed a trend between them all. Let me buy you a drink.” The messages were blunt and straight to the point; it was as if all these guys were pressed for time!And, we both conceded, there wasn’t a single one whom, if we never saw them again, we’d remember to think about. That is, what kind of people are my guy friend and I to be so dismissive, and is it possible that San Francisco is not so bad because it has a lot of geeks and marrieds and gays and male cougars, but because it has so many of . We’re the ones who excelled in our small town high schools, netting us a place at prestigious universities and, from there, elite jobs and enrollment in competitive graduate programs where we were further groomed to think we can and should do anything to which we set our minds.We’re the ones parents and teachers tapped as “high potential” when we were 12, at which point we were given permission to focus all our attention on ourselves.
While the geeks were developing their computer programming skills, we were becoming experts on the art of self-perfecting.