Dating site news
That’s why British web developers Alex Parish and Julian Keenaghan created Tastebuds.fm, a dating service that matches you up with potential mates (the procreative kind and/or the British kind) based upon your ears — or, rather, the stuff you prefer to put into your ears.
A free account allows users to send songs to other members, as well as “throw cows” at people, which seems to be Tastebuds’ answer to the played-out winks you’ll find elsewhere.
The “Smart Match” feature asks you questions — stuff like “would you date someone with kids?
” — to whittle down the list of potential matches, and it works pretty well.
Each profile you view will display a “match rating” based upon how compatible the site thinks you’ll be, which is calculated using a series of questions upon sign-up, as well as profiles in which you’ve previously shown interest.
Each profile also hilariously shows an “Enemy” rating, so you could theoretically find your exact opposite and try to find attraction.
You might have a million things in common with someone, but as soon as they let slip that they prefer Slipknot to Sondheim, a budding relationship can wilt quickly.
It also means you don’t have as much control as with other sites.
They do promise to give you three months free if your first three months don’t work out.
You don’t need to continually monitor your profile or dig through pages and pages of prospective matches.
This is an especially nice feature if you are nervous about approaching people, because the site sends an email to each person saying they are a match, which means you don’t have to ever make the first move.