With Valentine’s day fast approaching, it’s not uncommon for singles to turn to dating services. There are multiple dating apps and websites, which can help people find someone who clicks with them. While dating services like Tinder, Bumble and others are standard apps, the social media giant Facebook also announced that it will soon roll out its dating service for everyone. However, wouldn’t it be really convenient to simply buy a new dating partner? Before you rush to report us, hear us out.
Amazon has apparently launched a new service, which, erm, isn’t really about dating in the traditional sense. Amazondating.co is a website where you can browse through “Hot Single Near You” and buy one, or two, singles that you like. Every listing is of an individual who is single and there’s even a price tag! Additionally, if you are a prime member, there’s free one-hour delivery as well.
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Needless to say, this is a well-designed Valentine’s day parody.
Amazon Dating, is it real?
No, the Amazon Dating website is not really a legitimate service, but it is one heck of a parody. While most people will fret on seeing a price tag on another human, it should be noted that it is nothing more than a parody. However, if you can look past that, the website seems stunningly believable with its user interface resembling Amazon and even the sub-menu options working with active links. Here’s a screenshot of how the website looks.
The listings are also quite amusing. Click on one and there’s a humorous description for the person you are viewing. For example, Amy is currently the bestseller on the app and she is apparently trained as a barista, famous on TikTok, has a child and ‘warning:’ she won’t text back. One can select the height of the person and their love language as well, before proceeding to the checkout page.
So, what happens when you buy someone? Nothing. Absolutely nothing since the parody website already has a dummy address filled in, along with payment method and after placing an order, you will also get a fake order number. Also, don’t forget to check out the user reviews! Yupp, every listing on the website has carefully curated user reviews that can tickle your ribs. One review for ‘Grace’ on the website reads, “Works as you’d imagine! A little bit trickier to turn on, which is kind of frustrating if you’re a perfectionist. Still, one of the most powerful you’ll get for the price.”
Who did this?
Going by the About section on the website, the project was led by creative duo Ani Acopian and Suzy Shinn. The site is built by the company Thinko and as one would’ve guessed, it’s not really a service or parody by Amazon. Acopian tweeted that she has partnered with Amazon for building the website but Amazon has not confirmed the same via any of its social media handles. However, since this is harmless fun, we suggest you go try it out and let us know what you think about it in the comments.
Actual dating apps you can use
In case you are looking to put yourself out there, we have some good dating app suggestions for you to consider. Tinder is already a well-known dating app, followed by Bumble and Happn. There’s also Inner Circle from the Netherlands, which is known for screening each profile thoroughly and hosting exclusive events for its members. In case you are dividing your interests, Ashley Madison and Second Love are some of the services you can check out. Grindr, Romeo and Scruff are some of the most notable dating apps for LGBTQ+ community.
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