Speed Dating From Home Is the New Way to Find Your Perfect Match
Whether social distancing lasts a few more weeks or a few more months, one thing is for certain: The digital dating world may never be the same.
Sure, you can swipe to your heart’s — or other organ’s — content on one of the many dating apps out there, but that can lead to long, drawn out days of chit-chat with no meet-up to show for it. Fortunately, a new dating service called Dating From Home is hoping to change all of that in these strange quaran-times (and beyond).
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Instead of being swept up in the vicious cycle of swipe, chat, ghost and repeat, Dating From Home hopes to forge more meaningful connections without having to put in the time. Think of it as the perfect blend of speed dating and matchmaking, except it’s all done from the comfort of your couch.
“Swiping became a superficial game, matches weren’t converting to actual dates and you couldn’t actually sense what someone was like through surface-level banter over text,” Dating From Home founder Sam Karshenboym tells AskMen. “On live video, you can get a much clearer sense for someone’s energy and personality versus a meticulously curated two-dimensional profile.”
With Dating From Home, you can forget about aimlessly swiping with no clear connection in sight. Instead, your dates are handpicked by Karshenboym based on your compatibility and shared interests, and then he (and his pup Ollie) will act as your friendly date night hosts for the evening. The speed dating round kicks off as you’re introduced to your date via video chat, with Karshenboym helping to sidestep any of the usual awkwardness that comes along with first-date jitters. After that, you’ll be able to see if sparks fly and if it’s a connection worth pursuing.
Best of all, Dating From Home’s service can assist you whether you’re in pursuit of a monogamous relationship or just some new friends.
Interested? Here’s how you can get set up from home:
- Fill out this survey about yourself and your interests.
- Karshenboym will then get to work to find your potential matches and set up a virtual date.
- Log on and meet five people in a series of two-minute speed dates.
- If you like someone, let your host know!
- If they like you back, Karshenboym will let you both know so you can start planning your second date.
Even if you don’t meet your perfect match, all you really have to lose is a few minutes of your time. That’s a lot better than spending your precious time and money just to realize it’s not meant to be, right?
You can find out more about how you can meet your match on the Dating From Home website, or head over to @dating.from.home on Instagram. The latter, in particular, is especially worth a peek for all the fun and highly relatable dating illustrations from cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein.
It’s no secret that the online dating world has been broken for quite some time now, so it’s refreshing to see a service like Dating From Home that’s combining personal connection with a fresh and efficient twist for today’s digital age. It’s bound to be a trend that will outlast our current self-quarantining and social distancing measures because it’s a service the dating world needed long before COVID-19.
And whoever said efficiency isn’t sexy clearly doesn’t know what they’ve been missing.
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