Shalom Life | May 10, 2014

This Valentine's Day, Find Love on Instagram via Glimpse

The new app, unlike Tinder or OKCupid, uses your photos from Instagram to help find your soul mate

By: Daniel Koren

Published: February 12th, 2014 in Business » World

If you've ever been on a dating site, then you've most likely furrowed your brow when asked to write a 500 word description of yourself, and include your likes, dislikes, hobbies, shows you watch, movies you hate, your favourite philosophers, apps you think are trendy.... the list goes tediously on and on and on.

It's no surprise, then, why apps like Tinder have exploded on the dating site market, a symbol of how superficial we all really are nowadays, and focusing merely on photos, and not much else.

After all, WHO actually reads these profiles anyways?

Now, a new app called Glimpse looks to build off the success of the Facebook-owned popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, by allowing singles all across the interweb to build a dating profile only consisting of your Instagram photos.

While it may ask you for a few measly details (gender, age, sexual orientation) the focus otherwise lies solely on your photos. Even if your account is brimming with food porn pics (#nomnomnom) and visual arts rather than selfies and belfies, it still speaks volumes about who you are, what your interests are, and if you're compatibable with the person on the other side of the app checking you out.

So instead of having to write "I like going on long walks on the beach," upload a pic of yourself taking a stroll on the sand. It's easier, faster, more accessible, and practical.

"People are really bad about talking about themselves. That's why a lot of dating profiles are really boring," said one of Glimpse's three co-founders Elan Miller to Mashable.

"I always felt that Instagram said way more about me than my dating profile ever would," he added.

So if you're lonely this Valentine's Day, and filling out long obnoxious summaries about yourself will only further your depression, download Glimpse and utilize your Instagram account to the fullest extent.

Glimpse is currently available via invitation.

Happy browsing! Also, because it's Valentine's Day, here's some music to set the mood:

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