Everyday Selves

The other major complaint is that dates, when they do happen, are too often depressing. The mansplainer, the Ayn Rand fanatic who believes the poor are entitled, the guy who wants only casual. To deal with these, Predict has honed its compatibility percentages that were previously calculated from just your social data on Facebook and Twitter. They’ve added a short questionnaire, 15 yes-no questions, drawing on moral psychology and an understanding of people’s dating intentions. Users can set red lines so that they don’t match with those who answer red line questions differently.

Since launching in 2016, Predict has set out to be the anti-superficial alternative to apps like Tinder. Discouraging verdicts on photos alone, they dumped the photo card to make words count. Bios always show prominently. Along with the new value and intentions questionnaire, Instant dating and its beyond binary gender choices, Predict aims to be a firmly socially progressive app. Belling says that he hopes it encourages people to be their everyday selves rather than the shallower version encouraged by other dating apps.

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