Pokémon GO has pretty much taken over our lives. Now, a new dating service wants to organise dates for users while they play the mobile game. Project Fixup has started a new service called PokéDates, which lets users to find dates to catch Pokémons together. PokéDates, which is only available in the US for now, has a tagline – ‘Gotta catch ’em all, together!”
The PokéDates website explains how the service works. While the first date is free, every other PokéDate after that will cost $20 (Rs 1,344). “Project Fixup is for anyone that is single and up for getting fixed up! We cater to all ages, races, and gender identities,” says the site.
Fixing a date on PokéDates is easy. The first step is to explain a bit about yourself and answer questions like what you seek in a Pokémate. Next, a PokéDate specialist will review the profile you’ve shared. The app will then prompt you to share when you’re free and it will then start searching for other users you can explore with.
PokéDate will send you an email confirming details of your PokéMatch, the time and the place to meet. All you need to do now, is be there on time to start catching Pokémons together.
PokéDate is essentially a dating site that seems to be banking on the game’s popularity to attract users. The site claims it a ‘fun and convenient way to meet someone new (whether or not you play Pokemon GO)’. As Pokémon GO expands to other countries, we can only expect more such apps to roll out in future.
Pokémon GO is now available in 30 countries but everyone across the world is playing the game, thanks to side-loading and APK files. The augmented reality game with geo-caching that lets users move around and catch Pokémons on the go, is a global rage. Pokémon GO might be days old, but the app is already beating established players like Twitter and Tinder.
Now, we know the Pokémon GO craze is here to stay, but we will have to wait and watch if PokéMatch succeeds in convincing people to ‘catch ’em all, together’.