Different Dating

Data Driven Connections for Online Dating



About the Project

I am raising funds to complete and launch a new web based dating application. A large part of the design and technical build is complete and this campaign will fund the final stages of the launch process.

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  • Founder: Antony Graeme Cox
  • Company: Different Dating
  • Goal: $6,359.00
  • Entry Level Price: $6.00
  • Campaign Ended On: August 9, 2017
  • Delivery Date: August 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    My solution is to let computers - and modern visual design concepts - do what they do best; collate and display data (about you) in an interesting and engaging way.

  • Reality:

    The idea behind this function is thoughtful but lacking the process and how.

  • Claim:

    ...To prevent people from doing what they (often) do best, which is doing a terrible job of self promotion.

  • Reality:

    Self promotion is a tricky subject, some people are in fact really bad at this, but also some people are in fact really good at this.

  • Claim:

    This gives people a chance to let their personality shine before their (possibly poor) photography or (lack of) descriptive writing skills get a chance to make their powerful impressions

  • Reality:

    Although this perspective makes sense, the reality is personality can show even through bad photography and bad writing skills.

  • Claim:

    On another note, many (most!) online dating sites seed and maintain fake profiles to bait people into joining or re-joining. This is a pretty awful practice and I intend to let the member base grow naturally without artificial accounts.

  • Reality:

    The prevention of fake profiles is a creative solution to a common problem in dating services, however, the ability to do this requires high level of maintenance and profile investigation into personal information.

Bottom Line

The idea for a new functioning dating service is respectable and valid in many ways. Different Dating is attempting to disrupt the dating service industry in a major way but remains to show the applicable pathway to successfully accomplish the major claim.

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