Don’t want to be Lonely This Christmas? Well, unless you’re Joseph Merrick, the Phantom of the Opera or Susan Boyle, there’s no reason why you should be! Especially when there’s a new dating app in town designed specifically to help you keep company – singletons, welcome to How About We…
Let’s be honest, there are countless sites out there covering everything from straightforward dating to, say, those who want to meet an evil clown with an army of misshapen balloon animals, so is there room for any more? Well, to damp-down any undue sense of tension caused by that question hanging in the air, yes there is.
Operating offline, How About We is for everyone (and not just the House of Windsor), and comes recommended by everything from GQ to the New York Times. Free to join, it’s a simple matter of setting up a profile for yourself, covering the standard details of age, height, job, education and likelihood of being a deranged serial killer (that last one may be made up), and then adding a few more personal details, such as your ‘life history in five sentences’, the movie you’ve watched the most times, your idea of the ‘Perfect Sunday, any ‘Obscure Knowledge’ you possess and your ‘first date no-no’. Obviously, if your respective answers run: Larceny, ABH, GBH, Manslaughter, Murder, Ichi The Killer, attacking kittens with a hammer, mixing sedatives and human contact, you may fair less well that others, but that’s the dating game!
Once your profile is complete you’re free to browse the million-plus users by age, distance, dimensions, lifestyle or specific keywords, whittling the options down to find someone you fancy and then, as is the aim, suggesting a date. It’s that simple.
THE BOTTOM LINE
I’d leave ‘the bottom line’ out until you really know someone, but for a simple, straightforward and safe way to meet likeminded lonely types, How About We has it all. Of course, to actually send and receive messages you’ll need to upgrade, but what price a life not lived alone? Give it a go!