SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Ium, a social dating service operator, said on May 7 that it has launched an app “Your Ideal Type Audition.” The new smartphone app, based on an idea that everyone is everyone else’s ideal type, can find Mr. and Miss Right in a game-like setting.
Once the user begins the app, he or she can view profiles of up to 20 users of opposite sex. The app is designed in ways not to give too much advantage to those who are good looking so that everyone can get a fair share of opportunities.
The app is not just virtual dating but can allow users to meeting real men and women through chatting.
The app, available on Google Play for free, can be used by wide age groups from 15 to 40. Ium is currently holding a launching event in which it gives away 50 “hearts” (virtual currency worth 4,000 won) to all new members.
Yang Seung-hwa, senior manager with Ium, said, “Up until now, most social dating games gave too much advantage to good-looking users who took most wins. But the new app of ours doesn’t categorize the gamers into winners and losers and instead helps them find their matches by showing continuous interest.”
Written by Sean Chung (firstname.lastname@example.org)