Markets in Everything: Lookup Before You Hookup

by on September 23, 2010 at 7:05 am in Economics, Film, Web/Tech | Permalink

Today's dating scene is tough to navigate, which is why Intelius
developed Date Check, a free mobile app that deciphers fact from
fiction in the palm of your hand. Simply enter a name, phone number or
email address and instantly get accurate and comprehensive results.
With features like Sleaze Detector, Compatibility, $$$, Interests and
Living Situation, you can be in the know on the go.

Some of you may recall the scene from Amazon Women on the Moon in which this idea was featured as a joke.  I also recall but couldn't find online a scene from the great movie GATTACA in which a women on a date kisses a man and then rushes to the ladies room to have the DNA on her lipstick analyzed for suitable qualities.  How long untill we have that technology?

Hat tip: Chris Rasch.

1 big jon September 23, 2010 at 7:37 am

This can be gamed. I would have people post “slightly” sleazy qualities with high-value qualifier. DNA, Sleaze-detectors, their “Mom and Dad”, when will people get that a great number of girls would stare this right in the eye and still date the guy?

2 Neal September 23, 2010 at 7:52 am
3 Kenny B. September 23, 2010 at 9:20 am

I don’t usually comment here, but I just wanted to alert you that you win my RSS feed this morning for the Gattaca reference.

4 US September 23, 2010 at 9:35 am

The first thing I thought about when reading the post:

5 Cliff September 23, 2010 at 10:14 am

Ryan, I believe the divorce rate has been going down for some time now.

6 Mo September 23, 2010 at 10:37 am

It looks like a basic public records search service with some online analysis thrown it. It’s not a new service, it’s different marketing for services that have been in existence for a long time. If you feel compelled to do a public records search on everyone that you date, chances are the problem is with you, not them.

7 Anthony September 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm

“rushes to the ladies room to have the DNA on her lipstick analyzed for suitable qualities. How long untill we have that technology?”

I think I’ve heard of studies showing we already more or less do that (naturally) with saliva.

The technology to sequence that DNA already exists, of course, and with the rate the price is falling, will be economical within the decade.

8 traveling boho September 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm

The original and superior version of this is don’

It solicits women to post anonymous comments about men they’ve dated.

Of course they were sued by several men who were “reviewed” on the site. Not sure what happened with that though.

9 股票软件 September 26, 2010 at 4:46 am

It’d take a bit to get the results back.
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