"Face Date doesn't require manual input from the user during the matchmaking process, like many of the popular dating apps," says Borcea."The app communicates interest on its own, automatically determining if two users satisfy each other's facial preferences and instantly informs them." This novel feature simplifies user interaction and maintains user privacy—all while suggesting a location-based, mutual match in real time.According to the Pew Research Center, online dating sites or mobile dating app usage by 18-to 24-year-olds has increased nearly threefold since 2013, while usage by 55-to 64-year-olds has doubled.As scores of singles wade through a crowded market, teeming with Tinders, Hornets, Bumbles, Hinges, Queeps and Mocos (yes, those are all actual dating apps), graduate computer science students in Ying Wu College of Computing at NJIT have invented a matchmaker that's poised to stand out from the crowd. students Hillol Debnath, Nafize Paiker, Jianchen Shan and master's student Pradyumna Neog under the direction of Cristian Borcea, professor and chair of the computer science department.Next, you'll be asked to upload a set of photos, giving you the ability to meet people who bare a resemblance to someone you find attractive. If you're partial to dimples, high cheekbones and a strong jawline, Face Date will store the images in a database, distribute the search request, facilitate the matching of photos and organize conversations between you and other users who match your inclinations.
One participant did say that she always takes a picture of the license plate of her potential date and sends it to all her friends so they know who she’s with.The app developers applied for a patent in 2016, and plan to roll out the first phase of Face Date exclusively to NJIT students in the coming months, with the hope of securing funding for further development and implementation on i OS.Borcea jokes that his students really created the app because they want to date around campus.But I'm able to tell Face Date what kinds of faces I like, and the app will pair me with people who have similar-looking facial characteristics." Face Date's user interface is pretty straightforward and easy to operate.
To get started, you'll need to upload a photo of yourself and provide some basic information—birthdate, gender and a brief bio.
She wanted to find out how people using these sites figured out if the people they chose to interact with were legitimate and how they protected their personal information.