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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.

lem0n_ lem0n_ 9 years
so Harry Potter and Hermione are iDating... must be peaceful now in the wizarding community now that Voldermort is gone :))
KittyToy KittyToy 10 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 10 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.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 10 years
LOL @ #10. :P
yeeun yeeun 10 years
ooh..if the guy looked like that id be up for it
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
ummmmmmmmmmm.... no.
Random2 Random2 10 years
The old fashioned way worked just fine for me.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 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 10 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 10 years
Nah, I'll pass.
wynnkey wynnkey 10 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 10 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 10 years
the old fashioned way for me thanks !
jemlunchbox jemlunchbox 10 years
Boy, that fella is mighty dreamy... I would definitely iDate him.
macgirl macgirl 10 years
I'm so happy to be married right now ;-)
krystalmak krystalmak 10 years
a bit lol
rubialala rubialala 10 years
"you're rejecting a photo and not a real person" - That's stupid, of course you are rejecting a real person. It just FEELS like you are rejecting a photo.
girlboy girlboy 10 years
what! horrid
shafiii shafiii 10 years
i think im gonna stick the good old fashion way
vienvien vienvien 10 years
Maybe speed dating and dating websites don't really work???
Cherryluv Cherryluv 10 years
iDating sounds pretty interesting! I'd sure give it a shot if I had an iPhone, hehe. OH, and the guy on the left is super cute too, LOL!! <3
aistea311 aistea311 10 years
Dating via a cell phone? Whatever happened to meeting REAL People face to face?? I guess I'm old school. BTW, I was at the doctors yesterday and this older couple(maybe in their 50's) both had iPhones and were using them while waiting, I was extremely jeolous and was wondering "do they both have the 8gb?"
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