Posted on Monday, August 20th, 2012 by Uri Halevi
Circl.es is online dating that leverages the social graph – it connects through Facebook so you don’t have to create a new profile, and it filters out your friends so you don’t see people you already know. You can see mutual friends, mutual interests, and you can verify if someone is real. The Circl.es team promises that it won’t post anything on Facebook on your behalf, steal any of your data, contact your friends, or do anything remotely sketchy in a way that violates your privacy.
The site simply works by allowing users to browse a queue of people and select either “I’m Interested” or “No Thanks”. When you say “no thanks” to someone, they never see you again. Conversely, you never see anyone who has said, “no thanks” or who doesn’t match all your criteria. If you click “I’m Interested”, that person gets an email saying *someone* is interested, and if the interest is mutual between two people, a match is made and the parties can send messages back and forth. Instead of sending creepy “hey there” messages to people who may not be interested – or being rude by not replying to these messages – Circl.es just matches people who are both interested. This is decent and it avoids awkwardness and let downs. You don’t even know if you’ve been rejected – the other person may not have viewed your profile.
All in all it is another online dating website but it has a twist to it and filters out people who like the game of online dating more then looking for a match out of it… That by itself is a good reason to give it a try and who knows, you might find the love that you deserve!