Have you ever heard of a ‘green light’ party?
Popular at universities, the idea revolves around making everyone’s relationship status public by inviting guests to wear red (taken, not interested), yellow (open minded) or green (single and ready to mingle).
Now, Sean Rad, CEO of dating heavyweight Tinder, is looking to bring the concept into the digital age through augmented reality, as reported by ‘The Memo’.
A concept best known from ‘Pokemon Go’, augmented reality (AR) has the ability to investigate potential suitors in a whole new way; you simply point your camera at someone to virtually reveal their relationship status. It’s bold thinking by Rad, who introduced the concept at the Startup Grind Global Conference in California.
Imagine the embarrassment singles could save themselves; just angle a smartphone at a prospective date, and imagery will pop up on the phone to let the user know if they’re single, in a relationship, or somewhere in-between. Combined with artificial intelligence (to learn the user’s preferences), Rad predicts that such technology could even start to direct people to matches in their local vicinity.
So…what do you think? A big time positive for singles….or downright scary? Share your thoughts! ~ Jason