- People already put in a bunch of work to filter out matches and stuff
- When you pay in-app, your payment goes to the company, not the person you're trying to woo
- History: what apps have been built around an explicit payment mechanism?
- See also: donating to favorite charities
Polyfold Sketch @June 4, 2022
- Sign up, pick a charity to sponsor (eg Against Malaria Foundation)
- To send X a message, you send $1 to their charity; then they see the message and can accept or decline.
- When you go on a date, and you don’t want to continue: fill out a few sentences about why. If they want the feedback, they send $10 to your charity.
- They can also choose to publish the feedback on their profile
- Stats: message to date ratio.
- After dating: Swap contact info
- Had a good date? Yay!
More on Matchmaking Bounties
- Yelp for boyfriends
Starting point: OKCupid-like instead of profile-formation
- Rate other people
- James: Fill out a custom questionnaire
- Automated matchmaker
- For every person that you fill out a questionnaire, then you get one match
- Past ideas:
- Ideas from Ida:
- Rationalist matchmaking service by Elena Churilov: https://www.propinquity.me/
- Luna dating app: Dating app using blockchain
- Reviewed by Scott Alexander; supported by Aella; dead as of 2019
- Q: Why didn't this succeed?
- Guess: Standard issues with launching new dating app (network effect)
- Guess: wayyy more guys than girls interested in crypto stuff
- Viola.ai: Project by the makers of LoveActually
Dating App: Actually Meeting Up
Ida's Dating App Ideas