Monday, February 15, 2016

Standing You Up

I'm still on the rebound, sorry.

"Few singles view dating apps with affection

As couples celebrate Valentine’s Day with roses and romance, the unattached may be furiously scrolling through prospects on their phones, hoping their true love is just a swipe away, but a new report suggests that online daters aren’t satisfied with the apps they trust with their love lives.

Ben Gray, author of the study [that] ranked the most popular dating apps by consumer satisfaction, said that above all, users want dating apps to be fast and easy to use.

Yup, it's JustSayHi and right in to the hookup, 'er, engagement.

JustSayHi lets users meet people in chat rooms. It also makes it easy to start video chatting with potential love interests — a feature Gray predicts will become a fixture on the app-based dating scene.

Rounding out the top five were Surge, Mingle, Jaumo, and OKCu-pid. Tinder, the industry leader in the hearts and minds of many, dropped. Two apps from the Boston area made the list.

What in store for the future of matchmaker apps? Gray cites the success of Happn — the brainchild of a former Tinder executive — that is geared towards women and alerts users when a match is nearby. He sees apps continuing to court women with features that prevent people from sending messages unless the match is mutual.

With so many apps to choose from, and more than 400,000 singles in the Cambridge-Boston area, fear not this Valentine’s Day. A date is just a swipe away." 

I think they made my point for me and I didn't even have to do a thing.

You want a cigarette

I had intended to post a lot more today and was preparing a few for you; however, it's the same old story. There was pain before I even began. Was all yesterday, too. The heating pad and 4-Aleve cure is no longer working.

I'll call you tomorrow.