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Sick Of Bad Tinder Dates? This New Dating App May Be A Game-Changer.

Ayal Belling was tired of Tinder — sick of the swipes and sick of the superficiality of the photos-only game.

So this Jerusalem-born Cape Town resident decided to create his own swiping dating app — a program that studies users’ social profiles, and forces users to be honest.

Predict Dating App first scans your Facebook (and Twitter) profiles, and compares its findings with potential matches, giving a sense of one’s conversational compatibility with others, offering a “social match percentage” mark.

That’s right — no more Q&A profiles.

And no more judging matches by photos only, too. With the Predict Dating App, a match is presented by not only a photo, but also a bio.

Image by Courtesy of Predict

The app forces its users to respond to matches honestly. In this case, this app clarifies from the get-go what swipers are looking for: hookups, casual dating or serious dating.

It’s not as simple as swiping left or right. Here, it’s no, or “like” as in “only thinking casual or short term or non-monogamous,” or “like” as in “thinking longer-term monogamous relationship.” And you might match only when you both use the same button — so it doesn’t make sense for the user to answer dishonestly.

Image by Courtesy of Predict

Sounds slightly complicated, but it’s apps like these that might indeed be uncomplicating modern dating, after all.

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