Well, when you’re cast on and suddenly become a Person of Interest, the odds are pretty good.
Here’s Vanessa Bayer’s 2007 video from Comcast Chicago’s Dating on Demand. Do people actually look for people to date via their cable box?
Sure, you might think doing a quick video interview for a cable-based dating service for a gift certificate is worth it.
After all, who actually uses those things, and what are the odds that anyone would actually see it?
Just when you thought hook-up apps couldn't get more convenient, Clover introduces a new service called "on-demand dating". On-demand dating aims to avoid this using a matchmaking algorithm based on a set of criteria users specify upon sign-up, but also on data gathered through behavioural usage of the app.
For example, one of the aspects people are matched on is attractiveness, which is calculated on a user's popularity, inbound message frequency and reputation; so potentially the more you use it the more accurate your matches become.
Moreover, one of the free features is the ability to filter by intention, from casual to serious.
We believe we can become the Facebook of online dating - a one-stop dating service for all types of people.” Whilst other apps make you rule other users out permanently based on a snap judgement, Clover is less linear.
“Contrary to other apps and services, we’re not focused on any one narrow niche," he says.
"We cater to users seeking casual commitments as well as those looking for something more long-term.
If nothing else this app will quickly help us learn which league we belong in.
Clover insists it's not all about no-strings-attached sex, where humans are ordered like take-aways.