A few days ago I encountered an online Dutch initiative bringing news to the invariably unsaturated pool of dating sites. I’m not really sure if an equivalent site exists somewhere else, but I didn’t see such a social solution before. I have to say that I’m not a frequent visitor of dating sites at all, so there is a good chance that I missed something in this area, but the concept inspired me.
The site “vriendenklik”, which translates to “friend’s match” or “friend’s click”, is a social network for matchmakers. If you have singles amongst your friends and you’re sure you can arrange a match for them with other singles (or maybe this was one of your online hobbies already), you can subscribe to the matchmaker network and submit your single friend’s profile. The starting point for the concept is that you (think you) know your friend well enough to know what’s good for him or her.
After subscribing to the network you can start to find a match by chatting and mailing to other matchmakers. When you’ve found an interesting candidate you can first show his or her profile to your other friends before finally arranging a date for your single friend.
The interesting novelty of this concept is, of course, that it is not a dating site for singles, but for their matchmakers! Let your social network do the job for you! This thought brings up interesting other social network possibilities to me.
Why not do the same for ex girl- or boyfriends, they know even better who you are and how you are in a relationship. In the working space I can imagine a social network for former and future colleagues and managers. Or in sports ex-team mates may recommend you to another team. Photographers can recommend models to other photographers and models can recommend painting artists to other models. If you think about it more closely there are a lot of new possibilities to think of!