Momo App Locates 100M Possible Dates Nearby

Momo is a free social networking tool that locates nearby users - mostly for flirting. You can send text, images and audio media. The app was created in Beijing, China. As of this month, Momo has over 100 million users, mostly in China.


(Momo social networking tool)

The free-to-download app uses your location to connect you to people nearby. User profile pages tend to veer towards the flirty and mingle-y, but it isn’t really a dating app – there’s a Facebook Timeline-esque feature, along with hobby and activity groups that users can join. This broadens the audience for the app, and also helps ensure that users don’t delete the app after they find a special someone.

Momo also offers subscription monthly subscription plans that provide paying users with a number of small perks, the majority of which involve access to a range of cosmetic touch-ups. Momo CEO Tangyan claims that the app has one million subscribed users at the moment.

This service has an interesting science fiction predecessor. In a story appearing in his 1998 story collection The Best of all Possible Wars, Larry Niven writes about a dating system for bars that helps you meet people nearby:

If you see someone you like -" My fingers danced over the lighted symbols on the edge of the table. "This gets you a map. Locate where she's sitting, put the cursor on it..."
(Read more about the Monobloc dating system)

Via Tech in Asia.

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