Look, online dating is a tough gig these days. After wading through the many, many dating apps that are out there (before settling on Tinder like everyone else), you then have to make a detailed profile that includes a bunch of well-lit photos of yourself.
After that, you then have to swipe through countless profiles while hoping the app’s algorithm takes pity on you and pushes you to the forefront of people’s phones. Online dating is meant to be fun, not a chore.
So in an attempt to game the online dating world, a 30-something bloke by the name of Aaron Smith decided to save himself a heap of trouble and heartache by making his own dating app called “Singularity.”
It works just like Tinder in that you swipe left for a no and swipe right for a yes. There is a catch with Singularity though: the only profile on the app is Smith’s.
With the help of a software engineer friend and a heap of pent-up frustration over trying to find love via online dating, Smith decided to make Singularity as a way to vent while also having a laugh.
The joke is clear from the onset as the app asks your social security number to login, as well as a secondary login option via an “Okay fine” button. Hell, the “Privacy” policy is literally just the link to the music video for ‘Every Breath You Take.’
But there’s also a hint of seriousness with Singularity as the app bypasses the infinite scrolling you find on Tinder in favour of an ending card with Smith’s contact info and the line, “Yes, this is a joke. But what if it isn’t?”
Chatting to CNET, Smith says he’s had a few Facebook friend requests through Singularity but it isn’t going to stop him from using Bumble. That being said, he says he met his last serious girlfriend through Tinder so he’s more than open to meeting someone through his (semi) joke app.
The biggest of props to Smith for thinking outside the box when it comes to online dating. It certainly isn’t easy and here’s hoping he finds someone, whether it’s through Singularity or some other app. And hey, everyone got a good laugh out of this at the very least so it’s a win-win as far as we’re concerned.