* Man asks for his money back from Tinder date * Date matching software 'meaningless' * Most popular names on dating apps Align It was only a matter of time before there was an app to connect superstitious stargazers.
The Align app matches users based on traits associated with their zodiac signs, Co-founders Aliza Kelly Faragher and Helen Grossman told the New York Daily News they developed the app after becoming disenchanted with those on the market."We thought, 'What if there was a way that before you went on a date with a person that you were able to gauge how you'd get along?
' And that's something that we wanted to explore a little more."We also realised that everyone around is talking about astrology and that it was a huge cultural movement." Users sign up with their Facebook accounts, input their birthdates and post codes, pick six traits "or emojis" to describe themselves, and the preferred age and gender of potential matches.
More compatible matches appear in bigger circles, with different colour auras representing their star sign's associated element.
If users "align" with each other, they can see each other's full list of traits, and are able to message each other.
Align is only compatible with users in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City.
Once This app puts quality over quantity, using human matchmakers to hand pick potential mates.
As The Observer puts it: "We all know that dating apps have gotten tiresomely superficial...
[this feature] turns users away from less meaningful indicators like looks and empowers seekers of love to focus on what really matters: possessions."While free to join, messaging others on the site requires a membership, which starts at US .99 per month.On the plus side, the service is available in Auckland.In Your League Created for people with too much self esteem, this app gets users to rank each other's attractiveness with a Tinder-like swipe mechanism, then matches users of similar physical attractiveness.Based on the idea people are tired of Tinder-esque swiping, Mashable reports the app is a "throwback to the pre-Internet days of matchmaking services where pairings were determined by people not computer algorithms...in an effort to return to slow dating."Dates are chosen using criteria including interests, looks and personal preferences.Users are emailed one suggestion a day, and have 24 hours to decide whether to act.