With Pokémon Go being the latest obsession of the masses, it was only matter of time someone would design a virtual reality dating site based on it.
A new dating app called PokéDates is trying to make sure that those working on catching ’em all don’t forget to have a social life at the same time and that they have someone special to join them on their quest. The new app works by helping Pokémon lovers to find a partner to catch, train, and battle Pokémon with. It was launched by a dating app company Project Fixup and this is what they had to say about PokéDates:
We believe that dating should be about getting out there, meeting new people, and enjoying the world around… not sitting on your computer browsing, swiping, and messaging back and forth. Project Fixup is about OFFline dating, and saving you the hours of time you would spend online to end up with the same date. Project Fixup is for anyone that is single and up for getting fixed up! We cater to all ages, races, and gender identities.
This is how it works: PokéDates users enter their availability into the app, then the app helps them find a date to meet up and catch Pokémon with. While the first date a user matches with is free, further match-ups cost $20 per date.