There’s something a bit Rime of the Ancient Mariner about being single in London, or any other big city – people, people everywhere but nobody to have a flirtatious conversation with on the morning commute – which no number of matchmaking sites can make up for.
And with every unattached man and woman in the Western World on some form of online dating, it seemed about time for a backlash.
The way it works is this: Once the bot is installed in the office chat platform Slack, you message the bot with the name of your crush. If they have also messaged the bot with a confession of love for you, the bot will let you know you like each other.
(Also, the false advertising on dating apps is really getting out of hand.
Do people who add six inches to their height think a date won’t notice when they meet in person?
“Since the beginning Feeld’s mission was to make our society more accepting and open,” Feeld’s founder and “chief inspiration officer” Dimo Trifonov told me in an email.
“You can say that Feeld is for forward-thinking humans who don’t put themselves in predefined frameworks.” Society has “tried so hard to make work this cold place where [we] just earn money,” he goes on, “that the concept of bringing feelings there might scare some people.