Dating Service Lets People Choose Based On Voice Instead Of Image
Waving is a dating app that allow users to upload voice recordings about themselves instead of photos
The latest way to find a match in app-based dating does away with the standard selfies and instead features voice recordings of users introducing themselves to potential matches. The Waving app is similar to other mobile dating services like Tinder in that users swipe right for people they find interesting and left for those they’ll skip, but instead of images, it frames the person’s voice as a source of attraction by having users to upload brief recordings about their personality and interests.
The reviews for the service so far are mixed. While some users like the idea of doing away with image-based judgement and focusing more on getting to know people through spoken descriptions, others find the lack of image to be off-putting, making them more unsure about the poster’s identity and honesty. Regardless, perhaps a certain amount of mystery is simply inevitable in the online dating world.
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Jonathan is the CEO of Wire, a modern communication network that weaves together text, talk, pictures, video and music into beautiful conversations. He has two decades of experience shipping products in startups and more established enterprises such as Time Warner Communications, Camino Networks, Skype and Microsoft. He was a pioneer in the earliest consumer broadband services, the industry’s first mass market commercial SIP products, and the advanced internet audio and video signal processing stack’s included in Skype and webRTC. Jonathan graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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