Since the rise of dating apps and sites, most singles have found it fairly easy to navigate the dating scene to find someone who could be a potential match. With options like Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagel, OkCupid, and the upcoming dating service from social media giant Facebook, there’s really no lack of viable dates for singles who are ready to mingle.
But, what if we told you that there was an easier way to get a date for Valentine’s Day tonight — say with free one-hour delivery?
Operating just like the e-retail giant Amazon, Amazon Dating seems like a legitimate service with listings of single individuals that are in your area. But, play around with the site a little more and you’ll soon start to realise that this is all just a well-designed dating site parody.
Created by video director and conceptual artist Ani Acopian and music producer and writer Suzy Shinn, Amazon Dating was conceptualised out of a desire to revolutionise online dating in a funny way. The idea was to create something that did away with the swiping fatigue of current popular dating apps and switch it up with a reliable, quick platform that offered trusted reviews — like Amazon.
Working just like the real thing, Amazon Dating provides a witty take on the headings of the site taking you to different sites when clicked on. For example, Prime Video takes you to an online video chatting site called Chat Roulette, while Your Last Relationship takes you to Britney Spears’ Toxic music video. We definitely laughed out loud when we clicked through to Help, which redirected us to a WikiHow page on How to Unhook a Bra.
While most of us won’t bother venturing into the Legal tab, we recommend you do so for Amazon Dating. Instead of a boring description of legal matters pertaining to the site, you get a detailed Non-Ghosting Agreement, which we think is their tongue-in-cheek way of describing the current dating scene.
Though everything on the site is made just for laughs, the listed onsite profiles are all real people who are friends of the duo who developed the site. Since the time Amazon Dating was launched, the founding partners have actually received over 10,000 applications from individuals who are looking to be featured on the site — which might explain why there seems to be so many profiles listed.
If you’re interested in being one of the many profiles listed on their website, you can sign up here. Do note that your profile wouldn’t appear immediately as the new profiles are continuously updated on the site in small batches.
While it’s been said that you can’t put a price on love, we’re willing to bet that it will only take a matter of time until someone makes Amazon Dating a reality. But for now, just sit back, relax and browse the potential other halves who will not be arriving at your doorstep today via Amazon Prime.