New dating app for Facebook promises most compatible matches ever


There have been dating apps on Facebook for a while: Zoosk, Are You Interested and Flirt Wall for example, indeed some would consider the entire network of Facebook to be a giant date facilitator.

However another one officially launched today – Wings – which has a more comprehensive approach to finding you a date. It’s all about data. As well as what you fill in on their from – your age, orientation and what your interests are – Wings asks to suck in all the data from your Facebook profile, then your Foursquare, Netflix (the American LoveFilm) and Twitter if available.

It crunches pretty much everything you’ve ever written on a social network to work out your compatibility with a potential partner. All it needs now is access to your most listened to lists on Spotify. The idea of course is that cultural stuff that you choose will help people work out

Wings just launched yesterday but it has been going for a month and has already got 39,000 users.

They say:

“Wings is the fastest, easiest way to get matched with Facebook singles near you! You’re only 1 click away from activating your full profile and meeting perfect matches for FREE!”

Reviewers say:

“Extremely long signup flow and not enough users to get good matches yet…same issues as most of the dating type apps on Facebook.”

[Avichal Garg]

We say:
We agree with Avichal there still probably aren’t enough people on the app to make it great, or on Foursquare or Twitter to make the extra networks really pay off. Some people will be put off by the amount of data collected by the app. For the narcissists out there (I include myself) it provides some interesting graphs and data on what your social networking profiles say about you.
eg: your average friend is female, single and older. See profile page below.


See the app on Facebook: Wings

[via InsideFacebook]

Anna Leach


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  • Huge problem that NO ONE will let their friends see what are up to – at least not when dating.

    But good post with a good point: zoosk could lose its dominant position soon

  • You can see reviews concerning Zoosk – the majority of them is a 1-star review, because however the app is dominating facebook at the moment, it doesn’t provide good results and it is sucking money from you.
    Wings – well, basically I don’t know. It might be good, might be not. Also, interesting why don’t you include Compatible friends in the research? I tried it, and it seems to be the easiest way to start finding friends or mr/ms right on facebook. Yes, it takes more time to search among the results, but it’s funnier than answering stupid questions.

  • The only problem is that most people do not want their friends knowing that they are dating online, so I don’t know how well this will take off.

  • The only problem is that most people do not want their friends knowing that they are dating online, so I don’t know how well this will take off.

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