Is your want for a better love-life giving your thumbs repetitive strain injuries? Well you can forget the monotonous swiping on Tinder, which after a while dehumanises the hundreds of faces on the screen and becomes nothing more than a disenchanted game. The dating app, Once, is giving the online match-making scene a complete refresh, by focusing on quality, not quantity.
Using real-life matchmakers (yes, actual human beings who take the time to find you a suitable match), this dating app carefully selects only one match a day. You’ll get sent your new potential suitor at noon, so we can’t help but think of it a bit like Cinderella in reverse. Your fairy godmother – Once– brings a bit of romantic magic your way when the clock strikes 12. Then you can have a good proper look at them. No accidental swiping away the person of your dreams here!
And what if you don’t like your match? Fine, you move on. Once gives you the option to take matters into your own hands and choose your next potential suitor. But, if your match does tickle your fancy (and this is the exciting bit!) you’ll have only 24 hours to send them a message and hope they like you too.