Is There An App For That?: Speed Dating One Armed Bandit!

A quick scan of the iTunes App Store reveals a plethora of downloadable dating devices.  All of them geared to either matching you with your long lost soul mate or satisfying insatiable desires for anonymous encounters with like minded love seekers.  They are all predictably similar though.  Browse some pics, enter your preferences and request a date.  Now please don't get the wrong idea.  Through writing this on my usual mundane Monday morning commute I promise I'm not angling to address any unfulfilled fantasies.  My motivation having checked what's available dating app wise, is to come up with a more fun, more engaging and perhaps more sophisticated way of dealing the cupid card across the digital landscape... 

Now for this to work your permissions must be firmly enabled so that Facebook's controversially comprehensive Open Graph API can share your digits with all and sundry.  Thus, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the speed dating one armed bandit!   So simple:  Drag the mouse or swipe your smartphone screen and it checks your, your friends and their friend likes and rocks up with your 3 most likely shags, a'hem, sorry, matches.  How additive!  Preferences could be limited to looking a for love or lust as Facebook already knows your sexual orientation and you get three from the price of one (Facebook Credit) every time!!!

 

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