(PRWEB) August 11, 2011
The whole point of dating apps is to get people to meet in real life – so why has no one figured out location-based dating? Let’s face it, most women don’t want to walk into a bar and make the phones in men’s pants vibrate; the simplistic approach used by most apps of simply notifying users when someone of the appropriate age and gender is nearby is too course, especially for women. Even worse, most new apps can’t rely on the massive scale or deep, data-driven profiles that OkCupid has to deliver compatible matches.
Singles now have a new way to meet people with OkCupid LOCALS, launched today on both iOS and Android.
OkCupid Locals is a new way to connect with people nearby, right now, on the fly. Locals merges a Twitter-like broadcast feature, Foursquare's location database, and insights on OkCupid's 8-million person membership to give members nearby connection opportunities, pre-sorted for compatibility and pre-filtered according to their settings.
“Whereas traditional online dating takes days or even weeks between the first wink and the first date, with OkCupid Locals singles could be having coffee or a drink together just moments later,” noted Sam Yagan, Co-Founder & CEO of OkCupid.com.
Members can use Locals in many ways:
+ Maybe they have plans to watch a game at a sports bar …
+ Maybe they and a couple friends are hitting up happy hour after work…
+ Or maybe they’re just free to grab a coffee or catch a movie…
Simply post a Broadcast of their intentions, which OkCupid will only show to people both nearby and who are highly compatible. Other features of the app include Local Chat and, of course, instant notification if an uber-compatible match is nearby. Wherever they go, members can always ask OkCupid Locals to find their best matches in close proximity and get on with the flirting.
In a nutshell, OkCupid LOCALS:
+ Uses location and personality assessment to match singles up with only good matches, so it’s never creepy;
+ Leverages OkCupid’s 8 million users to achieve immediate scale;
+ And is all about setting up real-time, face-to-face interactions, which is why singles are on dating apps in the first place!
For more information, please contact OkCupid’s Co-Founder & CEO, Sam Yagan: sam(at)okcupid(dot)com.