Read More: How People Are 'Juicing' Their Online Dating Profiles Since its launch two weeks ago, more than 7,000 people located everywhere from Turkey to Hong Kong have signed up.
Nobody has found their partner yet, but company co-founder Candy Avila Baca promised "a little surprise" for the first 10 to 20 people who end up doing it. The app hopes to "digitize the chance encounter" that someone might have while traveling, with none of the filtering for interests or beliefs found in other matchmaking apps."You might see friendships that develop that transcend age or gender," Ansari said.
There is no guarantee that users will want to spend that much time and effort looking for a stranger.
It's also not clear that other friendship apps will take off, either.
Many times, her messages were met with confusion and silence.
But she occasionally got lucky."Some people were like, 'Oh my god, I have always wanted to do this too! She eventually formed one strong friendship with someone from OKCupid, only to watch that person move to another city.
The app reveals the distance between the two users (which averages 2,800 miles) ... "The point is to go out and travel and one day meet this person."Allowing messaging, Ansari pointed out, would lead to people sharing their names and then searching for each other on Google, killing the mystery.Poole moved to San Francisco after college to work in the tech industry.In such a male-dominated field, she found it hard to form new friendships with women. Error Banner.fade_out.modal_overlay.modal_overlay .modal_wrapper.modal_overlay [email protected](max-width:630px)@media(max-width:630px).modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:before.modal_overlay .modal_fixed_close:hover:before. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner.