If the thought of interacting with a potential bae face-to-face before even sending them a heart emoji makes you fear-pee a little, look away now. But if you like to live life on the edge, meet Pozee.
This new addition to the crowded online dating market is banking on the fact that some 20-somethings do actually have flirting game that extends beyond a Facebook poke. You might say it’s “fighting the trend.” Actually they’re saying that, but I’d definitely agree considering science has confirmed that a third of us now find IRL flirting to awkward to even bother with. What a time to be alive!
“Many people, especially women, are growing tired of the endless winks, pokes and impersonal correspondence from online and mobile dating, says Pozee’s co-founder, Ms Joanna Hayes. “They are also becoming acutely aware of the permanence of the content shared through the web and its repercussions for their personal and professional lives.”
Touché, Ms Hayes. While talking to your crush’s face is scary enough, just having an online dating profile can be a bit of a nightmare. I hate to think how many acquaintances within a 5 mile radius of my apartment have seen my Tinder profile.
Like most other dating apps, Pozee works off your phone’s location services to bring up singles around you. But where Tinder shows you the photo, Pozee shows you the person. It also doesn’t fuck with your Facebook profile, which is something I really respect. And while it’s not quite as scary as approaching people in the pre-Snapchat dark ages, because you already know they don’t have a boo, it still wants you to impress the other person without using an online thesaurus or sending n00dz.
“When you eliminate the uncertainty about whether another person is single and open to being approached,” says Hayes, “you remove a large part of the fear of rejection that often holds people back from approaching one another,” Ms Hayes says. “And with the private feature, users can control who they would like to approach them.”
Pozee is currently available in Australia only, with plans to release in the US this month. Time to start working on your game.
Reprinted with permission from Styleite.