Who knows if it even airs anymore, but I always loved watching “The Dating Game” on TV. For those who never saw it, there are 3 guys behind a screen and the girl asks them all questions and at the end of the show, picks one to be her date.
And behold. there is a new online dating website that essentially lets you be a contestant on the show – minus the whole TV part. It started in Australia and has just this week opened up to the entire world. I found out about it because one of the founders happens to read my blog and had sent me an e-mail addressing a question I posted on here once. We got to talking, and I learned about his site.. and ta-da! Now I’m telling you about it.
I am quite impressed with this site, especially if you consider there are only two guys operating it. It seems like a site with a much bigger company behind it. Right now, the girls ask the questions to 3 guys, and ultimately pick one to chat with. For those of you wanting to try it out, I want to “warn” you about a few things:
Ladies – you have to think of the questions, with the exception of the first which is a generic “Hey, how are you?” type message. While they do have suggestions, it’s fun to have your own ready. You will also spend a few minutes selecting pictures of “Who would you rather talk to”.. when 3 of those you have selected are online, that’s when the question section will start. (You won’t know which 3 it is..)
Guys – You won’t get to see the girl either. And you have 40 seconds to answer each question. I have heard if a female selects you to potentially chat with (or, selects your photo over the “other guy”) you will get an e-mail telling you that you have 90 seconds to get on that website. That being said, girls are likely to pick a photo of a person, and not a cartoon. Pick your best photo!
Right now, this site has just gone global. When talking with one of the founders, there are currently more guys signed up than girls – and until many many more people sign up – you’ll be matched with someone far away.. (Perhaps even out of the country.) I would advise if you like the concept, sign up, chat with some people and spread the word. Soon, this could be a way to find a date on a random Tuesday night.
There are a lot of new things to come with this website, but keep in mind again, it’s run by TWO GUYS by themselves! (My favorite feature that is allegedly coming soon is that you can pick your age range.. So far, I’ve been matched with young puppies.)
Sign up anyway- who knows.. maybe you’ll get to talk to me! (And it’s free.. at least for now!)