The company’s team used facial recognition technology to weed out profiles with pictures downloaded from the Internet.Now the app is using that technology to match profiles with their celebrity doppelgangers.If you've always dreamed of going on a date with Lorde, there's a new smartphone dating app that can help.Badoo is offering people the chance to date their celebrity crush by filtering results using new facial recognition technology.The feature is called Badoo Lookalikes, and you can search through thousands of celebs, because, TBH, you've probably crushed on a celeb or two at some point.Then, the app will pair you with the celeb dopplegangers among its 350 million users via facial recognition software.One common auction is for the chance to attend a film premier with the celebrity.Examples include Scarlett Johansson, Kristin Davis and Colin Firth. In September, The Chronicle of Philanthropy profiled how the for-profit dating site accepts donations to partnered charities when one user wants to send a message to another user.
According to dating coach Meredith Golden, that shouldn’t be a problem because we can trust people to make emotionally healthy decisions.
Via the New York Post: “Past relationships are usually mired in emotion and there’s typically a good reason why the relationship is over,” she said.
“Most healthy people would prefer to leave the history of the ex in the past.” Amazingly, this arguably isn’t even the weirdest dating app news of the day.
in the controversial practice of Enjo-kōsai or 'compensated dating' which originates in Japan where older men give money or gifts to attractive women for their companionship.
With the rise of celebrity culture many people are willing to pay large sums to meet their favorite celebrity.