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App Plays Matchmaker


Your smartphone can now let you know if the young woman across the bar looking is actually interested in you or if she's laughing at your "dad jeans."

SNAP Interactive Inc. recently launched the latest version of its social dating application. The app allows users to browse photos of singles in their area, highlight the people they like and find out who likes them. In addition, singles are alerted via push notification on their mobile phone when a compatible match is nearby, making it possible to meet potential dates instantly.

Users of iPhones also have the ability to take and send photos while participating in live chat, so matches can see the guy or gal they’re talking to in real time. While the app is free, those wanting to boost their profile can purchase a "spotlight" slot, which allows users' profiles to be prominently displayed across the entire application — for a fee.Does Your Company Have an Entrepreneurial Spirit?


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