Rather, it’s about getting to know someone — you can message the other player during the game — through something less stilting than an online profile.“It’s my opinion that the online dating world and the form of interactions are really unnatural for a lot of people and awkward for some,” Burghardt says.
If the other person accepts, the two users enter into a match.
They take turns creating eight-second videos with their front-facing camera, in which they act out a charade.
The other person guesses, and from there it’s church bells and babies.
There are no scores to be tallied or games to be won.
It’s more common than ever to find a companion online.
But a new free Dallas-based dating app hopes to make the process even more personal for its users by turning the flirting process into a mobile charades game.
Charade Date by DNA Mobile launched on i OS in late September as the brainchild of founder Richard Burghardt.
Users are shown matches based on age, proximity and sexual orientation and then given the option of requesting a game.
Online dating can be like walking up to someone at a bar; it’s difficult and intimidating.” Burghardt says Charade Date grew from his interest in apps like Words With Friends and Draw Something that brought a friendly competition without making it about winning.