Skype Dating: See Love, Online
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - eHarmony, Match.com and other dating websites have been setting people up for years. Now it's going futuristic. A new Skype application called Skyecandy is taking speed dating to the next level.
All you need is your PC, Internet access and a web cam. Skype sets you up on free five minute speed dates on your computer. The app asks for some basic information like your sex and age. It will also ask for your location and try to find matches closest to you. When we did that tonight we got one match from El Salvador and the next was a little closer, Columbia, Missouri.
The site officially launched on Valentine’s Day, so both ladies we got matched to and spoke with are just beginning to use Skyecandy.
They say they are getting international matches, not exactly good for dating but still fun.
"It allows you to meet with people around the world, it's nice. It's a good idea I think," says Sylvana from El Salvador.
Sue Slay our Missouri match says she has also talked to men from Italy and France.
We also had a match from California, but her microphone wasn't working.
After your speed date, you'll have the option of making further contact with your match on Skype at your leisure.
The site says for people living in the Eastern Time Zone after midnight is the best time to find matches whether you're looking for love, or just a little conversation.