In the age of quantifying data, managing statistics, and monetizing pageviews, it comes as no surprise that there’s now a dating site designed to appeal specifically to analytic types. Still in (you guessed it) beta, BetaDater.com is an interesting hybrid of speed dating, matchmaking, and good old-fashioned online dating. The site itself is very clean, easy to use, and features all kinds of social connections which make it easy to stay on top of updates.
BetaDater is simple: singles sign up online in one of the site’s available cities (currently NYC, San Francisco, and DC), assess how they think they appear as a date, then go out on the date itself which is actually part of a mixer. Over the course of 90-minutes, each single will interact with three other singles, matched to their demographics. At the conclusion of the date, everyone involved answers questions regarding the other daters which BetaDater then uses to create a graph sheet, given to the daters themselves.
The basic principles of BetaDater.com are that each dater’s feedback is anonymous and should be useful going forward with more dates. If the two parties both say they’d like to meet again, Beta Dater sets it up! The question BetaDater.com seeks to answer in the online dating market is,
“Do people see me as I see myself?”
Initial answers given to BetaDater about how good a first-dater you are make the graph all the more accurate. Not only does the site measure your expected performance to how you were actually perceived, but it suggests ways in which you can improve your first dates! BetaDater may be a little heavy-handed on the data for some, but for most millennials, it’s just right.