We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Trademark pending.)
There’s a dating service called Tawkify. Their thing: phone dates. After you fill out a brief description of yourself online, real people go to work finding you a new... friend.
Fine. Interesting, even. But the kicker: now they’re matching you based on how influential you are. On Facebook. And Twitter. Yep, Klout-score-based dating.
After a quick searching of the soul and a nipping of the gin, our investigator began the strangely uncomplicated sign-up process. Age: check. Interests: check. Klout score: automatically uploaded.
A few minutes later... the phone rang. Nothing unusual. Just a robot named Mr. Brooks, who informed our gumshoe that Tawkify’s matchmaker-y powers that be were working on finding an equally amazing/tech-savvy paramour and would be in touch shortly.
And so the wait began...
Sure enough, our UD Labs technician was eventually contacted by a living human named Chrysanthemum (name changed to protect the innocent) with a similarly strong online social presence and a particular affinity for gin-based tweeting. Which made for an interesting 12 minutes. Before he went to the bar. And met someone else.