Dating site based on music
Or at least someone to hold your drink while you use the bathroom at the Father Figures show.
These days no-one thinks you’re some kind of whey-faced spod just because you met your girlfriend on Guardian Soulmates.
The app, unlike the likes of Tinder with its looks-are-everything approach, selects a user’s matches based on similar tastes in music. A music-based dating app has the potential to be a success in ways that Tinder never could have.
Amazed at the simple brilliance of the idea, I decided to give it a shot.
Tastebuds founder Alex Parish noted in a release, “The feature was developed after we heard from many music fans who wanted to attend concerts but were put off going on their own.” Seeing a show is a great way to take the pressure off of a first date, as you’ll probably just get drunk, dance, and makeout a lil’ bit. You might just meet the fellow audophile of your dreams.
If you opt out of syncing the app to your Facebook account, Tastebuds asks that you provide your birthday, gender, sexual orientation and a picture to kick off things.
After selecting a profile picture that I felt accurately represented what I look like (I firmly believe it’s cheating to use a heavily-filtered selfie in situations like this), I moved on to the music part.
But still, you can see the appeal, especially as online dating has lost some of its stigma.
For a start it usually happens in a pub or club, which means you’re senseless with booze and have to shout, thereby steamrollering any nuance in what you have to say and rendering your best-laid conversational zingers as blithering drunktalk. If you’re single, and you’re introduced to another single person, you’re inclined to project a desperate sort of I-am-potentially-available-for-sex version of yourself, which may have precious little to do with your actual personality. Actually, that’s not true: dating sites merely defer the agony until the first date.
They take the social sting out of meeting strangers.