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Pokémon GO! Has Been out Less than a Month, and It's Already Inspired Dating Apps Like These

In less than a month Pokémon GO! has taken this planet by storm. Look around you, and you're apt to see someone with a fixed gaze on their phones, swiping upwards aggressively, scowling at their screens, trying to catch 'em all.


It's insane how big this game is. Pokémon GO! is more popular than Tinder right now, and was more popular than porn for a brief bit of time as well. Plus Pokémon GO! is tracking more than 21 million daily active users, so that's pretty damn chill...

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    The first service is called Pokématch:

    Text - ss PM РОКЕМАТСН Match with trainers near you
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    Pokématch would appear to be strongly influenced by Tinder. Users can match with one another on this app by 'swiping right' on one another (just like Tinder...). When both users swipe right on each other, they can then arrange a date at a Poké Stop. So yeah, basically Tinder, but intended to be exclusive to Pokémon GO! players. This dude's tweet pretty much sums up how I feel about this. I mean, if we're gonna embrace this trend, why not go all the way right?...


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    Text - Jesse Lansner @Jesselansner Jul 12 РОКЕМАТСН "She was looking for Pikachu, but she found love instead." Coming May 2017 to a theater near you
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    SOLD.


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    And for the second Pokémon GO! dating app we have, PokéDates:

    Animated cartoon - PokeDeTes Gotta catch 'emall, together! JOIN NOW TO GO ON A ROKEMON GO DATE GET STARTED
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    Text - HOW DOES POKEDATES WORK 1.ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS 2. SHARE YOUR SCHEDULE Tell us about yourself and what you seek in a PokéMate. One of our Specialists will review your PokéProfile. Let us know when you're free and we'll start searching for someone you can explore and battle with 3. CONFIRM YOUR POKEDATE 4. CATCH 'EM ALL, TOGETHER! You'll get an email with details about your PokéMatch and a time and place to meet. Your first PokéDate is FREE Just show up at the right place and time and you
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    Text - ABOUT PROJECT FIXUP PokeDates is powered by Project Fixup, a fun and convenient way to meet someone new (whether or not you play Pokemon GO!) At Project Fixup, we believe that dating should be about getting out there, meeting new people, and enjoying the world around... not sitting on your computer browsing, swiping, and messaging back and forth. Project Fixup is about OFFline dating, and saving you the hours of time you would spend online to end up with the same date. Project Fixup is fo
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    Definitely the more impressive of the two Pokémon GO! inspired dating apps out there; but with that whole big 'ol $20/date catch. Granted, the first date's free with a promo code; but really, you're not going to find your Ash or Misty on ONE date. You'll end up with a Brock at best. But hey, if you believe in 'love at first toss', go for it!

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