Single Pokémon Go Players Can Now Find Love With This Dating App
Pokémon Go lovers unite! Thanks to a new dating service called Pokédates, players can now find love while they’re out finding Pokémon.
Pokédates arranges single Pokémon Go players to meet up with each other at augmented reality destinations in the game, otherwise known as Pokéstops and gyms.
According to Business Insider, the service matches members based on their answers to questions that likely survey their interests and personality. Those with similar interests are paired up to each other as a Pokématch. After providing their time of availability and choosing the most convenient Pokéstops and Pokégyms, members are emailed information regarding their arranged date.
The Pokédate service was created by Project Fixup, a U.S. dating company. Project Fixup prides itself in being an offline dating startup and claims to have been responsible for thousands of “fixups” since they began in Chicago in 2012.
Sarah Press, Project Fixup’s CEO and co-founder, said about their new service:
“As soon as Pokemon Go launched, we knew it was a perfect fit for our users; Pokemon Go enthusiasts and new members alike. Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm and it’s more fun to play with a companion. We hope Pokédates will bring singles together to experience the joy of the game and explore their city while getting to know one another.”
The service is rather pricey and charges $20 per date. However, Pokédates is offering a promo code “POKEDATES2016” for users to try their service free for the first date. Pokédates will only be available in the U.S., but the company may provide the service in other regions depending on its popularity.
Welcome to the new age of geeky dating: maybe one day players can throw Poké balls to catch potential love interests.
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