Let's face it: online dating is hard. Trying to craft the perfect profile can be frustrating, and having to judge potential dates based on a photo and a sentence or two often feels like a complete shot in the dark. After all, people are much more than a paragraph summary or a list of likes and dislikes... so shouldn't there be a dating site that reflects that?
Welcome to Dreamcliq, the Pinterest of dating sites! Dreamcliq is a new way to online date that allows you to create a profile made up of images, just like Pinterest! "It's a totally different dating experience when you have a profile that is based off the images you love, not just images of yourself," Dreamcliq creator Melissa Jones told Racked. "It's easier to get to know someone by looking at someone's Pinterest board and Facebook page than by reading some words and being judged off your headshot."
Whether you choose to add photos of things that inspire you, places you want to go or even pics from your Instagram feed, the profile you create on Dreamcliq is a more authentic representation of who you are compared to other popular dating sites. “We’re trying to replicate aspects of real life, like someone’s vibe. The vibe that you give off when you walk into a bar, you might be attracted to someone because of their physical looks, but you might also vibe off their aura and their energy," Jones told StyleCaster. "What we’re trying to do is offer people a place where they can connect a little bit more on that energy, be inspired by and connect with people on a different level.”
Another unique feature of Dreamcliq is that users are charged $2.50 to "cliq," or message, someone. If the sender doesn't get a response within seven days, they are credited half the amount back. This way, you won't end up with hundreds of potentially creepy or off-putting messages to filter through to find the guys you'd actually be interested in!
"We think if the messaging costs money, you'll think a little bit more about what you send," Jones told Racked. "Plus with so many spammers on dating sites, people don't even know how to reply to all the hundreds of messages they get, so they don't end up responding and it ends up being a bummer on both sides."
The best part about Dreamcliq is that it eliminates a lot of the awkwardness that comes from talking to someone for the first time without really knowing anything about him or her. "With the visual profiles on our site, you know right away if there is going to be stuff you connect on, it’s almost like the sneak peek that let’s you skip the 'getting-to-know-you' awkward first date, and allows you to cut to the I-know-I-already-kinda-like-you part,"Jones told BrightestYoungThings.com.
Forget filling out boxes and trying to upload the perfect selfie! Dreamcliq eliminates the stress of online dating and helps you find more meaningful connections - and it's also really, really fun to use. Give it a shot; your true love connection may be only a "cliq" away!