Advances in online dating services have had a curious effect over the last decade or so – such sites are now almost seen as an essential part of the lifestyle of any self-respecting big city singleton, rather than the preserve of serial killers and women with eighteen cats all named after Harry Potter characters. And – this is the internet, after all – dating outlets have branched out to cover almost every unique niche, from best DNA matches to Star Trek fans to 420-lovin’ potheads (if you think these are ‘joke’ examples, just take a look here).
One thing that has always been missing, however, is musical taste. Sure, most dating sites will include a brief section to list favorite bands and the like, but – to those of us who take our audiophonic entertainment seriously – it’s a tad more important like that. Certain allowances can be made, but if you’re a hardcore thrash-metal-head, chances are you’re not overly anxious to shack up with a J-pop enthusiast.Western Australia
Musical dating sites Tastebuds and Fellody have already broken some ground in this area, but have yet to gather more mainstream appraisal – but all that could be about to change, thanks to their new partnership with streaming service Spotify (whose attempt to take over the world continues unabated).
Each service now offers an in-Spotify app which adds a romantic slant to the service. Tastebuds will match you with a potential partner based on the artists you’ve listened to most on Spotify and your collection of playlists, while Fellody lets users drag and drop Spotify playlists into the app to find friends and potential love interests with the highest match rate.
Sounds intriguing. What do you guy think? Is this something you would consider using?