Skype dating with girls
While I was thinking that it would be a good idea for Skype to sponsor such an event; Skyecandy has gone the full and actually fused the two things.
For many people, online dating is the perfect solution – and when you’ve found a potential partner, connecting with them via Skype can help you to build and develop your relationship.
Sure people do it, but like 20 million people bought the Spice Girls debut album and do you actually know any of them? Don't get me wrong, per Malcolm Gladwell-ian logic, speed dating works because most people make up their minds regarding romantic interest within 30 seconds of meeting someone, so keeping the encounters brief is efficiency in motion.
I can imagine that some things take a little longer to work there way Down Under (and the reverse is true, you can't get decent vegemite in the USA), but is speed dating still cool? And when you factor in that, scientifically speaking, most people lie to themselves, to some degree, about what they're looking for, it really makes "finding someone" a numbers game.
So, when Skype comes up with a component for transmitting smell (and a 100% reliable representations of just who we're looking at), it will be a perfect tool for speed dating.
Until then, we'll have to just rely on personality and the benefit of the doubt.