Student dating site
NEWARK -- Relationships may not be all about looks, but initial attractions are.
That's the underlying theory behind a new dating app - "Face Date" - a group of students and professors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology are in the midst of developing.
Many millennials are supporting Bernie Sanders this election season, and now there is a place for them to meet: Bernie Singles.com, a dating site for young liberals who are looking to "feel the Bern."ASU political science sophomore Colten Caudle created the site a few weeks ago after getting the idea from Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Singles and Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Stash, which are two popular Facebook pages for Bernie Sanders supporters.
"I made a post joking about making an actual dating website to speed up matches," Caudle wrote in an email.
The app uses facial recognition technology to match users with people in their area they might find attractive.
Face Date users upload photos of themselves and pictures of celebrities or others they think are good looking.
22 at CU and CSU — where the creators are focusing their efforts — and on the first day of classes for other Colorado schools including CU-Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Northern Colorado.
Students on each campus will be able to download Qualify on their respective first days of classes.
Caudle said he did not expect the site to become nearly as popular as it has."It was very surprising to see everyone join the site so fast," he wrote.
The app pairs potential daters who are attracted to each other, based on the appearance data derived from the photos both users uploaded. "Once you have a match, you get to know the person" via a messaging platform and additional profile details that couples can see once they've been matched, he said.
Other dating apps on the market are text-based, with matches made according to personality and other information users upload, the creators said. Teen songwriter wins honor from Grammy's "It's not all about the facial look, but that's the starting point," said Hillol Debnath, one of the Ph. Debnath has spent about a year working on the app with fellow Ph. students Nafize Paiker and Jianchen Shan, master's student Pradymna Neog, and Professor Cristian Borcea.
As one of the most popular apps, your pool is likely to be huge and people do actually have conversations on Tinder – in our experience, it’s the app that leads to the most actual dates too.
However there are also plenty of people using Tinder just for hook-ups."After seeing tons of actual interest, I took on the project."Caudle wrote that he met his current girlfriend through the Bernie Sanders Dank Meme Singles Facebook group, and she became one of his biggest supporters throughout the process of creating the site."She was a major motivation for me to take on the project, so that others could connect the way we did," Caudle wrote.