Nowadays pretty much everyone is on some sort of dating app, with a roster of (what feels like) meat markets on their phones. We've swiped through Tinder till our thumbs hurt and have heard a few Grindr horror stories to freak us out.
Those, "Oh, we met at a coffee shop," or "Well, I just couldn't take my eyes off him,” romcom stories of yore.
(You can turn off the facial recognition feature, too.) But as with anything that gives away your location, things can get kind of weird privacy-wise.
Of course this is far from the only app that offers matches based on finding you people who you’ve crossed paths with — Happn and many others operate on the same premise.
But keep the faith, because there’s a new dating app on the block that’s doing which feels almost impossible in the year of 2017.
It also creates a safer space for gay dating, where every leading man looking for love has to show his face in all his photos and all profiles are verified via Facebook to help tackle fake profiles.
These services are only for people with STIs, which has provided a refuge for daters looking to avoid stigma.
So the real question here is will AR really make the experience of meeting people that much more dynamic?
When you're using it at home or anywhere where there aren't tons of matches nearby, the AR is more awkward than a more traditional interface.
There's also a feature that lets you move yourself on the map to a different location and view potential matches there — though people can see that you're not actually there and are just scoping out the scene. If you see someone you're interested in, you can scan them and the app will tell you whether they're an active user. Sort of — though there's always the risk you'll get caught scanning and come off like a creep.
The app lets you opt out of being matched at any time — like if you want to walk around the grocery store in your sweats unseen.