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how exactly does it work?
On BlindMate, friends swipe for each other. You get a match when two cliques agree that their single friends should meet for a coffee.
It’s just like every other dating app: you swipe. The other person swipes. It’s only about looks. Only difference is that you don’t swipe. Neither does the other person. And it’s not only about looks.
Y likes M for C. A likes C for M. C and M get a Match. Simple.
You set name, age, location and images yourself. The rest is up to friends. They tell charming and fun stories about you and answer questions about you, which allows us to identify key character attributes for your profile.
You write down your name and spend hours agonising about what to put into your bio. And then you sigh as you realise that your friends have to describe you. Nice.
We apply a highly sophisticated machine learning algorithm parameterised on crowdsourced data to generate data vectors based on user generated content to derive key personality traits of their friends.
Once you’ve got a match, you end up in a chat without pictures. The only info you have about each others is that your friends think you match. As you chat, images and profiles are revealed bit by bit.
Imagine you’re using a dating app to get to know people. And then this app coaxes you into actually getting to know people. How awkward!
Account-transgressing message exchanges are first initiated in a double-blind mode. As soon as our server registers the predefined threshold of message-ping-pongs, code progressively unlocks the two-dimensional digital representation of the physiognomy of the counterpart.
“Paul is stupid … and he only changes his socks every other week or so.”
Yeah, that would suck. However, that wouldn’t happen, in the first place: you choose the friends who can create your profile, and you can trust them to put you in a good light. From time to time they might add a quirk, but its these quirks are that make profiles super fun. And should there ever be bullshit on your profile you can always reach out to us and we’ll remove it.
Uhm, yeah. In other words: once you see your profile, its so tempting to try and improve it. Let’s be real, isn’t it also our quirks that make us loveable? So “trust your friends”.
arrives, gets stuffed, leaves - only there to pick up strangers - spends the entire evening doing the dishes - gets slightly drunk and debates all night long - pukes into flower pots
How sportive is Alex?
Gorilla and cheetah in one - horse - scheep - sloth - brick
BlindMate has over 200 questions. Some of them come with a number of options, others let you write your own profile. Its a motley mix of question types and answer types to keep it entertaining. Well, and then there’s the one big question: who’s the best match for your friends?
Anna is a doctor. She is the inventor, heart and soul of BlindMate. As a psychotherapist she knows a lot about humans.
Ben is a quantum physicist. He’s probably in front of some screen right now, working on our daily menu of bugs.
Andi is an outdoor-adventure-educator. He helps users in the support chat. He always writes very funny texts. This text was written by Ben.
Mia does something with media. Her job is to make BlindMate famous. Pretty easy, considering the app is already built.
Laurenz is a designer. He makes sure that everybody works with full focus, while occasionally interrupting Ben with new feature-ideas.
We started BlindMate as a hobby project. A lot has happend since, and thanks to an absolutely fantastic community and a few really nice investors, we’re now a growning team.
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Running BlindMate creates a lot of data. Some of it you entrust us with directly: profile images, answers about friends, chat messages and so on. However, whenever you use the app there's also a lot of less obvious data: for the app to work, we need to know what phone and what system version you are using. We need to keep track of dates and times to display chats in the right order. We need to record which profiles you've already seen so you don't come across them twice. And so on and so forth …
In short: only what's essential.
Obviously, we have to store and process your profile images and answers to show your profiles and chats. All the other data we need for two purposes only: For the app to work (that's what we need to know your phone and software version for, for example), and to identify issues within the app. That's it.
Yeah, and we know that one can make a lot of money selling data. But we promise, as long as this sentence is here that's not happening. Sure, one day the day might come where we sell BlindMate to some company. In which case this text would probably disappear and a new privacy agreement would appear, starting with the headline "We care about your privacy", and nobody would read it … But while we can avoid it that's not happening :).
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