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Monday, June 30, 2008

Speed Dating 2.0 - Woome.com

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Maybe you've heard of Web 2.0, the notion that the World Wide Web be used for greater creativity, sharing, and collaboration. The concept has led to the creation of blogs, wikis, and social networking sites (Speaking of which, have you checked out Moli? Hit the link at the top of this article and check it out!). As we've said in the past, social networking has been the rage for the last 5 years or so, taking a piece of the multi billion dollar online dating market, but there is something relatively new that we came across, woome.com.

Here's the basic idea- speed dating for the 21st century. You register for a free account, and then using your microphone or webcam and microphone, you join or create short chat sessions. Once you find someone you're interested in, and they are interested in you (woo'd), you pay $1 to connect to them. Woome says this is supposed to be a "live interactive experience where users play for fun, to hook up, or just meet new people around shared interests."

Upon initial inspection here's what we think:
1. The male to female ratio is great for straight women (Read: too many guys).
2. Narrowing down the selection geographically was very limited (we searched near NY twice in the past two days. Our best results were yesterday, 3 guys and possibly 1 girl ("her" avatar was a banana).

We won't pass final judgement just yet; we'll join and review the site shortly. If you're up for trying something new go for it and let us know what you think.

Alexander Stone & Stephen David
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Online Dating Edge / Approach Dynamics

2 comments:

Jared said...

I love woome for chatting as I've talked to some real hot girls. My problem is I can't bring it to the meeting stage. Any advice?

Stephen & Alexander said...

OK- so you've used woome and met some possibles... GREAT! Like you said the next big move is meeting this person in the real world. I'm not sure whqat you've done after chatting. If you have moved to emailing each other, realize the goal is meeting. You shouldn't spend too much time going back and forth on email. Get a phone number. How? Check out our post:

http://www.onlinedatingedge.com/2007/04/online-dating-getting-her-phone-number.html

SET YOUR GOAL! MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS!