So, yeah, we tried it.
The world of dating is terrifying.
We have to navigate what dating app to use and whether we should also give out our number or is that exposing our privacy or do we add them on Facebook as well as follow them on Instagram, or is Instagram more stalkerish than Facebook? Or if I Google them, is it crossing a line? What if I lie and say I didn’t?
Those are the big issue. What is not a big deal is the fact that you might be better looking than everyone else.
But the creators of the new 8plusapp wants to solve that problem anyway.
8plusapp describes itself as a soon-to-be-launched app that only allows people who are rated 8 or above to be on it.
In the interest of serious journalism, I took it upon myself to sign up to this app and find out more so you don’t have to.
The first thing you notice is that there are no subtle innuendos or hidden meanings. They quite literally say that “tinder is for ugly people” and “the hot people dating revolution is coming” (I think the revolution they mean is 8plusapp but I’m still confused).
In order to find out more about this very important “revolution” they spoke of, I went to their helpful “About me” page. It basically explains that by “hot people” they mean ‘people the app creators think are hot’.
Now that I was getting my head around the concept of ‘what is hot’ and ‘revolution’, I bravely entered my details into the pre-registration box.
The result was incredibly disappointing. I was put on a goddamn waitlist. And that waitlist only had 31 other people. Three of which I knew were other women in the office.