Speed dating on the internet
Popular dating apps are managing just fine with ads, in-app purchase models, and subscription-based services.
Clips of these cringe-worthy videos exist online today, where subjects speak directly into a camera about who they are and what they’re looking for.
“I’m an executive by day and a wild man by night,” says one in a video cut together by The Found Footage Festival. The goddess is the woman, is a woman, is any woman, is all women.” The archive alone offers one answer to why video dating apps haven’t taken off: do we want our pining to be public? Startups have tried for decades to update video dating for modern audiences.
“I’m looking for the goddess,” waxes another, rose in hand. The most prolific botched video-dating platform is hidden in plain sight.
The limitation is at odds with the flood of video onto Instagram, Whats App, and Facebook, following the rise in popularity of Snapchat.
The problem isn’t necessarily a general aversion to video dating, which has been around longer than smartphones and the internet.