Documentary about internet dating
Video can also act as a shield against the unknown. Dodging the infamous trap of catfishing: people posing as someone else online.The general idea has long been a peril of the internet, but the phrase itself comes from a 2010 documentary .Behrouzi says the company wants to people to have fun.The frames have more purpose than beautifying a self-portrait. Behrouzi calls video dating largely uncharted territory, but points to Snapchat’s success as an admirable model. “With Lively, you’re posting/sending videos to people you don’t know, which can be intimidating.” Video has the potential to make the vetting process easier, says Marcel Cafferata, creator of 2012 video app Video Date.The film is a cautionary tale of a man developing a relationship with a woman online who’s not who she says she is.In practice, confirming that people are who they say they are is something online spaces have already tackled in a variety of ways.
“I’m looking for the goddess,” waxes another, rose in hand. The most prolific botched video-dating platform is hidden in plain sight.
Video-dating services enjoyed popularity in the ‘80s, when suitors would record personal profiles on VHS tapes to be sorted and distributed to potential matches by dating services.
Clips of these cringe-worthy videos exist online today, where subjects speak directly into a camera about who they are and what they’re looking for.
Dating apps, eager to differentiate themselves, are quick to try new trends.
But when it comes to the biggest push in social media — video — options are curiously lacking.