Today’s singles have plenty of digital options when it comes to finding each other. But in an era of same-day delivery, who has time for the back-and-forth of scheduling a first date?
That’s where Amazon Dating comes in. The website brings all the conveniences of your Prime subscription to the crowded world of online dating.
Or at least it would, if it were real. Instead, it’s a spot-on satire created by a group of multitalented (and reportedly legitimately single) creators that launched Tuesday.
While the Amazon affiliation and its potential perks aren’t real, you can still apply to be featured on the site. (You might want to hurry before a certain mega-retailer’s lawyers stumble across this project.)
The site was developed by a team of emerging talents across a range of disciplines, including director Ani Acopian, music producer Suzy Shinn, director/animator Morgan Gruer, and developers Pasquale D’Silva and Jacob Bijani.
At the “product” level, the satirical site’s sendup of Amazon continues with some enjoyable details, like being able to select love language options and height (meaning your own, presumably, unless there’s some interesting stretching and compacting services being offered here).
There are several other fun Easter eggs to discover by clicking around the site. Be sure to click the “Legal” tab so you can fill out a vital and binding “Non-Ghosting Agreement” to keep both parties from bailing on a date at risk of losing $50—with interest for nonpayment compounding monthly “at a rate of 50% for iPhone users and 100% for Android users.”
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