Online dating is a pretty tricky scene to navigate for several reasons, but competition is the one that sticks out for many men.
One tech-savvy man from North Carolina, US, has found a way to get ahead – by creating his own dating app specifically for women and making himself the only choice available.
31-year-old Aaron Smith has aptly called his app Singularity because, well, women signing up on it only have a single choice.
‘Face not featured prominently’
Speaking to a local news outlet WFMY News 2, Smith said he grew frustrated with normal dating apps because his face was not “featured prominently.”
He likened his decision to create Singularity with the old saying that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
He added, “Then make sure no other companies can produce or distribute their own soft drinks. So the only game in town is lemonade.”
Smith has even published a video on YouTube to promote his app. It has gained more than 70,000 views so far.
‘Saving you countless hours of swiping’
In the video, Smith is heard saying, “Singularity saves you countless hours of swiping by just matching you with me.”
The app features several photos of Smith in various settings, prompting him to joke, “Don’t worry if you actually swipe past your future husband’s profile – they’re pretty much all the same.”
Smith has gained himself a legion of fans whose comments on his YouTube have matched his hilarious concept.
One of them, Aaron Clifford, joked, “My wife used your app and accidentally went back in time and ended up marrying me. Sorry, wrong Aaron!”
South Africans on Twitter have also caught on to the joke. Mayihlome Tshwete mused that Smith is “controlling the market.”
Others hilariously dubbed the concept “monopoly capitalism,” while some said Smith should be a keynote speaker at South Africa’s fictitious “men’s conference.”
To watch Smith’s video on YouTube, click here.