Numbers for dating hotlines
Ballantyne hopes all of this will allow people to showcase their realest selves.
You can swipe through profiles and like as many as you want.
That may sound like nothing, but here’s how it works: you create a profile, which gives you a chance to offer more details than your average swipe-based app requires.
You identify in any way you like, and add in images and even video — a feature that many of the big apps don’t yet have.
This strangely old-fashioned idea is the brainchild of 27-year-old Sam Ballantyne, who was a classical musician before he turned his attention to developing apps.
It came to him after someone he’d matched with on another app insisted on a call instead of messaging.
But connecting voice-to-voice can actually tell you a lot about a person that you can’t get just from messaging.
He found it an oddly effective way of starting things off since you can tell pretty much right away if you’re interested in learning more about someone or not.
“Hotline wants you to stop swiping and start discerning,“ according to their press release.
Is there anything worse than getting creeped on at a bar after a long week?
Next time someone approaches, use this document of numbers to give people who won't leave you alone, recently posted to Imgur.