Ever wish you could round up all the singles from your Facebook network into one place? Yeah, me neither. But that is the premise of the new dating service, TheDatable, which is slowly gaining in popularity.
At first glance, I agree with TheDatable. Most relationships start from friendships, or at least acquaintanceships, and not from meeting a random stranger online. With TheDatable, you easily find all of the single people in your friends list and your friends’ friends lists, and quickly build a network of single, datable people who are linked by some sort of relationship or mutual friend.
But once you start getting into the logistics of the service, it’s actually kind of annoying. Not for the people using it, of course, but for their friends. The point of TheDatable is to tag all of your friends whom you consider “datable,” so someone else in your network can find them. Imagine having that one friend who keeps trying to tag you, even though you don’t want to join the service. It’s like Farmville all over again.
The idea is a good one, but the actual service? Kind of awkward.
What do you think, Lovelies? Would you use this dating service, or does it seem like a total bust?