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Startup Showcase: Cheek’d is Online Dating Reversed #startupfest

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Cheek’d is a new take on online dating and it could turn out to be pretty popular. The concept is that rather than meet people online and then in real life, Cheek’d helps you meet people in real life, then connect online. This is why the Cheek’d tag line is “online dating reversed”. Here is how it works:

Because sometimes it’s better to let a card do the talking for you, Cheek’d provides members with a deck of 50 cards, each bearing a flirtatious comment to charm and pique the curiosity of your intended. Also on the card, is your unique code linked to a private online profile that you’ve created. With card in hand, the object of your affection can enter your unique code at CHEEKD.COM, learn more about you and send you a message. Privacy protected and missed connection averted.

The Cheek’d approach makes a lot of sense as it takes the “creep” factor about of online dating. Since you’ve met in person first, you know exactly what the person looks like and you can learn more about them from the comfort of your home computer.
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Online Dating Apps, Mobile Sites and Tips for BlackBerry

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Before the Internet, dating was like the Wild West. It was an untamed frontier of bar hook-ups and public introductions. 90s era dating reminds me about dating seminars on how to become more confidant and desirable. My favorite movie example of which is Tom Cruise’s character from the film Magnolia and his seminar: Seduce and Destroy.

The Internet has changed dating forever. In the early days of Internet dating, there was a stigma against it because of the disproportionate amount of male users. Nowadays women frequent online dating sites about as much as men, and the negative stigma got downgraded to “use caution”. Where I live there is almost no stigma whatsoever about online dating, probably because free services have reached a healthy 50/50 split of male and female users.

The BlackBerry can be the ultimate tool for online dating. The keypad for quick and accurate text entry is an edge that the BlackBerry has in cyber flirting by text, social network, or BBM. There is also a bunch of software available that can help you in a variety of ways.
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