Looking for a date and don’t have much faith in finding someone on Tinder? Tired of hearing about dating apps that are all but indistinguishable from each other, yet promise a special secret sauce that will get you the results that a myriad others could not? What makes two people click is still something of a mystery, which is probably you have so many companies vying for a chance to play matchmaker, but what’s a person to do once ennui has set in?
How about putting someone through the sniff test, or seeing if your passwords are in sync? We dived into the strange world of unique dating apps, and here are some of the most surprising picks that we found. On the off chance that you’ll find a match with one of these apps, read on to know the different ways you can find a date these days. For better or for worse, many of these services are not available in India, though how many you’d actually want to use is an open question.
1. Words of HeartDate by matching passwords. Wait, what? That’s pretty much the gut reaction anyone should have to this kind of an idea. Create an account, and you will be matched with other singles, based on your password, the site says. As far as ideas go, that’s definitely unique. The password you use for the site will be sent in plain text, so it’s not secure, and you should definitely not reuse a password here – the site cautions you about this on the home page itself.
However, given people’s proclivity for reusing passwords, the risk factor seems really high. Add to that the fact that a user’s password isn’t properly secured on the site either (since it’s not “supposed” to be a real password) and there’s a risk not just of Words of Heart stealing your data, but worse, a hacker targeting it, and getting access to your other accounts. (more…)