Online dating comes to Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch

Dating DNA today announced the immediate availability of their new Dating DNA Web App for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch Internet devices. iPhone and iPod touch users can immediately start browsing photos and compatibility scores with thousands of singles worldwide by visiting http://www.datingdna.com/iphone via Safari on iPhone and iPod touch or by visiting Apple’s website at http://www.apple.com/webapps/socialnetworking/datingdna.html.

The Dating DNA Web App brings the photo browsing and compatibility scoring features from Dating DNA’s popular free service to the palm of the user’s hand. Dating DNA users, when not at their computer, can now browse photos of other compatible singles, then delete or skip each match, or select to have them added to their favorites section, called the “DNA Strand.”

“Not only is it our desire to allow everyone to use their Dating DNA Number all across the Internet’s social graph, but we also want to make our services available on a wide array of Internet devices, such as the iPhone,” said Kevin Carmony, CEO for Dating DNA, in the press release. “Just like online dating is shifting away from traditional dating sites such as Match.com and eHarmony to social networks like Facebook and MySpace, so too are many people moving to their cell phones for interacting socially on the Internet.”

Kevin Carmony, recently-resigned CEO for desktop Linux vendor Linspire, started the free Dating DNA service in August of last year. Dating DNA provides free and open Web Services which bring 1-click compatibility scoring and other sophisticated dating features to Social Networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Craigslist, as well as to Internet devices such as Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch.

Carmony believes that just like everyone’s genetic DNA is different, so too is everyone’s “dating DNA.” A person’s “dating DNA” is represented by a unique 9-digit number, exclusive to that individual. Users can get their free Dating DNA Number by visiting http://www.datingdna.com/ and answering a series of questions about themselves and their dating preferences.

Once a user has a Dating DNA Number, they can use their iPhone or iPod Touch device to browse photos of users with whom their compatibility score matches that user’s “Compatibility Threshold.” Unlike traditional dating sites where literally anyone can view a user’s profile and photos, and then contact them, Dating DNA keeps all information and photos private, except to those who meet or exceed a “Compatibility Threshold,” set by each user. This means photos and profiles are only seen by those a user is compatible with, based on the rules and criteria they set.

Through a patent-pending system devised by Carmony, Dating DNA encapsulates over 300 pieces of information down into a single 9-digit number, including all the particulars about a person and the type of people they prefer to date. For example, encoded in the number is a person’s hair color, height, line of employment, religion, if they have children, political leanings, and hundreds of other pieces of information. Also encoded in the number are the person’s dating preferences, such as do they prefer to date a non-smoker, someone who likes pets, someone who wants children, someone who owns their own home, and so on, as well as the weight a person places upon each of the different criteria.

The Dating DNA site, Web Services and Web Apps are 100% free to use, and utilize Web 2.0 technology to create an integrated experience that is extremely easy, fun and enjoyable for the user.

See examples of the Dating DNA service and the iPhone Web App at http://www.datingdna.com/screenshots or by visiting Apple’s website at http://www.apple.com/webapps/socialnetworking/datingdna.html.

Source: Dating DNA, LLC

41 Comments

  1. people seem to have no real idea how to interact with each other.

    Sure they do. First everyone isolates themselves with their music players and Internet connections. Then they re-connect by pecking away on little screens. Doing anything in person is so last decade.

    Although this dating app is a surprise. I thought the iPhone was above the undatable freak crowd…

  2. 35 years ago I attracted my wife with charm, whit, and of course Robert Redford goodlooks.

    How times have changed.

    PS I own five iPods, got rid of all the 8-tracks and cassette players.

  3. Whoa. Ease up, critics. We could go back to the good old days of having the parents arrange our relationships for us. Lacking that, dating, or “courtin’,” became the next system to use, but it’s still a relatively new development in human relationships. Many people are too daggone shy to meet others readily. For some, alcohol helps. For others, the net can be a tool for individuals to find like individuals, don’t you think?

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