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Love at first voice note - what are your thoughts about online dating without text?

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Cher_Alumni
Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
edited September 2020 in Coffee lounge

In the news today is a story about a new dating app that only lets people talk through voice notes.


The Metro newspaper tell us the app called String:

 allows people to say goodbye to texting and add another layer to their messaging. Not only can you chat with voice note, but you can also add personalised messages to your photos – so a picture is now potentially worth more than 1,000 words."


The app makers think this is a good idea because people's personalities will be able to shine through more than in text messages and conversations will flow easier, with less room for misunderstandings.  


Photo of lady smiling whilst using her mobile phone


For me personally, the idea of dating via speech from the get-go would be a little unsettling.  I can be shy at times so would have to work myself up and be brave to leave that first message!


Over to you:

  • What is your opinion on String?  
  • Would you use String?
  • In what ways, if any, do you think it is inaccessible to disabled people?
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Cher_Scope I cant really comment on the particular app but I have spent a lot of time on other online dating apps and this is how I met my boyfriend.

    The idea of talking straight away would be daunting as I think you need the initial introductions to know if you have similar interests and looking for the same thing

    But in a positive way it could be good for getting rid of all the fake profiles and scammers who pray on the vulnerable and believe me there are lots about and they are very good at what they do
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    I wonder what Joe pasquale would think of it ?

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think the concept is a really good idea! Sometimes emotion can be lost through text.
    Scope

  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Community member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
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    Interesting! It can be quite daunting to speak to someone who you have never met but I can see how it may work for some people. I am not really for dating apps but can see how it allows people the opportunity to meet people, that said I'm really into dating full stop. Thank you @Cher_Scope for sharing this. 
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Community member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
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    My apologies that is suppose to say I am not really into dating full stop, sorry
  • giddeon
    giddeon Community member Posts: 15 Listener
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    leeCal said:
    I wonder what Joe pasquale would think of it ?
    Little bit random but ur comment made me think of his son Joe Tracini who has recently spoken out/made videos about his mental health problems using his platform to promote awareness.  As for the voice dating - not for me! 
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