The City Art Room is holding a Coloring and Cocktails party that involves, you guessed it: coloring books and alcohol.
The even is BYOB, so you’ll need to bring your own booze. Did the rich kids get to color in majestic steeds while I was trying to stay-inside-the-lines of a hippo?
With the click of a button you can browse a catalog of people on Tinder that are near you, swipe right on a picture if you’re interested, swipe left if you’re not. This little app has taken the dating scene by storm.
The app — and the hashtag — is the brainchild of Yusuke Matsumura and Mai Sekiguchi, the co-founders of Lip, a Japanese app company.
In a similar way to Play NConnect, Date Play works by allowing users to meet and get to know each other by participating in a fun gaming experience, while helping to facilitate actual conversation through its messaging interface, which also has tailored icebreaker questions.
“So what we’re helping you do is play these games as a fun, interactive way of getting to know yourself, and then we match you based on your own qualities, using an algorithm that shows the percentages of how compatible you are with certain people.”But while the process of combining gaming and dating to create engaging, unawkward platforms seems both logical and effective, whether the concept will be able to oust online dating’s current leaders has been questioned by key industry players.
Matsumura started thinking of building a dating app in 2014 while attending Tradecraft, a startup training program in San Francisco."During my stay, I was surprised to see that many people were “swiping faces” on apps," he said in an email.
"At the time, this was somewhat of a rare thing to see in Japan.