A Captain America fan might be connected with someone who’s really into Bucky Barnes, for example.
At ten times what it was last October, the app’s small user base (around 10k downloads on Google Play) is growing faster than your action figure collection. Why feel guilty for leaving Fluffy at home when you could organize a double date?
I donned a pair of jeans, a stylish top, some lipstick. Not only were all the patrons under 30, but the women were dressed in sexy outfits I would never wear. Once you've found out each other's professions and hobbies, likes and dislikes, it's already time to move on.
Memories of university romances danced in my head as I practised flirting in the mirror while holding a glass of wine. Predictably, no one noticed us except the bartender. There's barely enough time to jot down a name, let alone envision holding hands on a moonlit beach. To me, that seemed equivalent to six months in single-and-fortysomething years.
I was wiser, more confident and knew myself better. Right, a leisurely activity where you chat with someone over a drink or a meal to discern whether an intimate long-term relationship is possible.
The guys were entertaining, the restaurants nice, the conversations fun, but disappointingly there were no real sparks.