If you are or have ever been in the dating game, you’ve probably encountered the big blind date. That’s when someone who thinks they know you well decides to pair you with someone else. The matchmaker might be a friend, someone at work, or even a family member like your sweet Aunt Mable.
Matchmaking is borne or good intentions, but it’s also a forced mashup that can be awkward and possibly even unpleasant for the people involved. But it doesn’t have to be that way. An app called Spritzr (https://spritzr.com/) has found a way to take much of the friction out of the matchmaking process.
Check out our Video App Review of Spritzr where we delve into the features and how it differs from other dating apps:
If you’re a dater, you can browse profiles of other singles and make an overture, just as you would with Tinder, Match, Date or one of the other dating apps. But Spritzer also has a matchmaking component that lets anyone participate, even if they’re already in a relationship or even married.
When you register with Spritzr, you tell the app if you’re available or if you want to be a matchmaker. You can join alone, or, even better, with a group of friends.
If you’re interested in finding dates, you fill out a profile that asks about your age, location and height and interests. It wants to know you eduction level and politics, whether you have any children and if you are open to having children in the future.
Spritzr also wants to know what gets you excited. Are you a fitness freak or a bookworm? A wine lover or craft beed connoisseur? Artist, adventurer or home body?
When you’re finished, the app links to your Facebook profile and drops you into the dating pool.
If you want to be a matchmaker, the app lets you browse through your Facebook friends, find the singles, and point them to someone you think they might enjoy meeting.
You’re like the host of a party who makes a point of introducing two people that you think would like to get to know each other.
Once you’ve made a link between two singles, the rest is up to them. They can review the profiles of a suggested partner and decide if they want to pursue the suggestion or swipe it into oblivion. If there’s no spark, there’s no drama. If there is interest, they can start chatting and perhaps plan date or a casual encounter. It’s all on their terms, with no one looking over their shoulders.
Except that there is. When two people make a positive response, the matchmaker gets informed and earns karma points. Like an online game, Spritzr keeps score and posts a leaderboard.
In addition to helping their friends connect, Matchmakers can also try their skills in the wider Spritzr community by reading profiles and suggesting matches to strangers. That might sounds a little sketchy at first, but it’s like handicapping a horse race or the stock market. A disinterested party who analyzes available data – the dater profiles – could easily strike romantic gold. Even Aunt Mable could give it a shot.
The app is called Spritzer (without an e) and its available in the iTunes App store, you can download the app by clicking below link:
The app is also available on the Google Play store, you can download it by clicking on the below link: