But after spending some time with Spark Starter, I’m convinced the app might actually be on to something.
Instead of traditional online dating on services like Tinder, OKCupid, and e Harmony, which rely on singles viewing profiles of other singles and making their own judgement on who might be a good romantic partner, Spark Starter uses the ancient art of matchmaking to set people up.
In fact, there are elite matchmaking firms that only match well-to-do clients with other successful singles.
Also, online dating presents special challenges to high-profile singles looking for love.
If you are serious about finding someone to settle down with and don’t think online dating will serve your needs, consider matchmaker services.
For those with discriminating tastes, matchmaking offers an easy way to date selectively.
A new online dating service called Spark Starter launched this week, promising to help singles find romance — with a little help from their friends.
Okay, so if I had a dollar for every time a new app promised to revolutionize a particular industry, I’d probably be a rich man.
If you aren’t single however, the service gets much more interesting.
Spark Starter encourages both single and non-single people to use its dating service, though for very different reasons.
Everyone who signs up for Spark Starter must sign in using Facebook, and once you sign up the app pulls relevant information on your friends and friends of friends to generate possible matches.
Attached people get to play Cupid on Spark Starter, selecting the single friends they want to set up, and connecting them with the friends they’re connected to on Facebook that might be a good match.
For example, say your friend Edgar has been single for way too long, and you think it’s high time Edgar went on a date.