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iDating = iDesperate?

Sure, we all knew the iPhone is sexy, but did you know it has powerful matchmaking abilities too? Word on the web is "iDating" parties have sprung up in my home base of San Francisco and while I haven't attended one, I'm pretty curious. Niko Atuna, who co-hosts events in SF, is quoted as saying: "iPhone makes speed dating more user-friendly, because you're rejecting a photo not a real person." Atuna's iPhone dating events cost $25 a person.
The iDating events serve the usual social lubricating spirits and bar snacks so fellow iPhone lovers can mix and mingle. When the meet up portion of the evening is completed, participants make dating selections individually from the iPhones displayed in a private area. A personal message is usually sent via iPhone to check out. You are allowed to accept or decline a request for a date after the event. I happen to think liking the iPhone isn't reason enough to date someone, but I suppose this is a geeky and anonymous way to test the dating waters. Would you do it?

Note: The people in this picture are not iDaters. They were just willing to humor me and let me take their picture.

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lem0n_ lem0n_ 8 years
so Harry Potter and Hermione are iDating... must be peaceful now in the wizarding community now that Voldermort is gone :))
KittyToy KittyToy 8 years
this has got to be the Funniest thing i have ever read....Uhmm more ways for predators to attack people i bet
mejumojo mejumojo 8 years
lol! I was just thinking the exact same thing. When I saw it I was like, "Is that Harry and Hermione?" lol. It could also be that I'm obsessed too though.
KristinDaBomb KristinDaBomb 8 years
LOL @ #10. :P
KristinDaBomb KristinDaBomb 8 years
LOL @ #10. :P
yeeun yeeun 8 years
ooh..if the guy looked like that id be up for it
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 8 years
I guess it's better then normal speed dating... I mean at least this way you know you have one thing in common.
Tari007 Tari007 8 years
Eeeeeerrrrr....nope. I like to meet people in person, I think choosing someone over a picture (and a personal message) is a bit shallow, don't you think?
tralala2 tralala2 8 years
The west is just catching up to the East.... In Japan this type of thing has been going on for years, people are too busy and focused to meet others.They have a program similar to "Myspace" which matches people up close to what the other is looking for. When a match is in near proximity, your phone will beep and you can look at their photographs, profile, etc. before meeting up on a date.
tralala2 tralala2 8 years
The west is just catching up to the East.... In Japan this type of thing has been going on for years, people are too busy and focused to meet others. They have a program similar to "Myspace" which matches people up close to what the other is looking for. When a match is in near proximity, your phone will beep and you can look at their photographs, profile, etc. before meeting up on a date.
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
ummmmmmmmmmm.... no.
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
ummmmmmmmmmm.... no.
Random2 Random2 8 years
The old fashioned way worked just fine for me.
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
Ha ha ha, you guys are putting that intern to work! Sounds interesting, a way to give speed dating a hook I guess...
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
Ha ha ha, you guys are putting that intern to work!Sounds interesting, a way to give speed dating a hook I guess...
elramos elramos 8 years
lol wow. I would definitely never do it. I don't think its desperate, if anything it's like the dating sites online. I wouldn't do those sites either, call me old fashion but I will stick to the traditional way of finding a date.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
Nah, I'll pass.
outofhere outofhere 8 years
Nah, I'll pass.
wynnkey wynnkey 8 years
Yeah, that dude who was willing to humor you by taking is picture is terribly attractive. H-O-T-T hot even. Hahahahahaha!I'm serious though.The girl's really pretty too, on that note.
wynnkey wynnkey 8 years
Yeah, that dude who was willing to humor you by taking is picture is terribly attractive. H-O-T-T hot even. Hahahahahaha! I'm serious though. The girl's really pretty too, on that note.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
slyxsoy - you're not the only one. i was skimming over this post and thought it had something to do with HP.
baby-ballerina baby-ballerina 8 years
the old fashioned way for me thanks !
jemlunchbox jemlunchbox 8 years
Boy, that fella is mighty dreamy... I would definitely iDate him.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I'm so happy to be married right now ;-)
krystalmak krystalmak 8 years
a bit lol
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