It seems like so long ago since I was part of the dating scene. To give you an idea of just how long ago that really was, Match and eHarmony were relatively new at the time. Nowadays, singles have a plethora of options available for them to explore to meet that special someone. With many different dating websites and applications available, it seems like it would be easy to find a date. But what if you’d rather have your friends help set you up on a date? That’s were Spritzr can help.
Spritzr is a new-ish dating application to hit the App Store which lets singles and couples play matchmaker. It doesn’t matter if you’re single or married, Spritzr allows everyone to get involved.
Spritzr uses Facebook to setup an account. As soon as you signup you must choose between a Dater or Matchmaker profile. If you’re a Dater, you’ll need to answer a few questions about yourself and share what things you’re interested in (travel, reading, adventurous, homebody, etc.). The answers to your questions allow other daters or matchmakers to decide if you’re a possible match for someone else.
If you choose to me a Matchmaker, you don’t need to answer any questions for your profile, but Spritzr will have you go through your friends list to possibly set some of them up if they’re single.
If you’re looking for love or just looking to set someone up, Spritzr will help you get the job done. For daters, it’s great having your friends do the legwork in the background.
Having your friends suggest people for you to date using Spritzr is less awkward than suggestions made while face-to-face. At least this way you can politely disregard a possibility without having to make any excuses. I remember when I was single how friends would suggest someone I was not interested in and making excuses.
For Matchmakers, Spritzr offers an easy way to lightly suggest a possible match for a friend. Instead of talking up someone to them, let them find out more about this person on their own. With this approach it allows them to take more steps to find out more about them, which allows a little excitement to build.
Don’t have many single friends? There’s a community tab in Spritzr which has other singles looking for a match. Use your matchmaker skills to investigate their information and interests and suggest those you feel would be a good match. With each day comes a new limit of matches you’re able to suggest in the community section. You’ll earn karma points for any suggestions you make and if its a match.
Spritzr Ease of Use
Thanks to using Facebook to setup your account and login, it’s very easy to get started. After you allow Spritzr access to your account you’ll get your Dater or Matchmaker account setup in no time. Before you know it you’re active in the dating scene.
For Matchmakers, your single friends will need to download Spritzr to see who you’re trying to set them up with. A notification is sent to any friends not currently using the app to let them know you’ve found someone special for them.
Those looking to find a match will also need to download Spritzr before you’re able to see other singles. It’s a free download, so what are you waiting for.
Is Spritzr Awkward?
A little bit, but isn’t that kinda what dating is all about?
I remember trying to use different dating websites a long time ago and it always felt a little uncomfortable. The great thing about Spritzr is you’re not completely going at it alone.
Since friends and other users can make suggestions for you, it makes it a little easier to try and find that special someone. Instead of two people trying to find someone, there could be 3, 4, or maybe 50. Having a community of people trying to find you a date just might be exactly what you need. If you’re finding all the wrong people, maybe it’s time to let others help you out.
Remember how I said Spritzr is a little awkward? Well, here’s my opinion why. I’ve been happily married for over 8 years now. A lot of my friends are married too. So going through my Facebook friends list to try and find someone who might be looking for love is a little difficult. Now imagine me sending this friend a notification through Facebook which lets them know I’ve found someone for them. This might come across as a little strange, unless I’ve talked about setting them up with someone before. Let me just tell you, I’m not the matchmaking type, but Spritzr is perfect for those who are.
With that being said, if you’re into setting others up, Spritzr won’t feel the slightest bit awkward. You’ll feel right at home.
Fake Spritzr Profiles
As with anything else in the digital world we live in, be aware of fake profiles. If it looks too good to be true, it’s probably a fake account.
I only ran across a couple of these while setting up others in the Spritzr community. It was pretty easy to spot both of them. Profile pictures were of extremely beautiful young women who wanted nothing other than company for the evening. It had “Netflix and chill” sort of wording with no Netflix and all chill, to put it mildy.
Just be careful. Someone is always trying to scam us nowadays. Other than the two accounts I came across Spritzr featured serious people looking to find someone just like you.
If Spritzr was available when I was single I definitely would’ve used it. There are so many different ways to find a match, but this approach allows your friends and strangers to help out.
Spritzr has all the right stuff to help Daters and Matchmakers. The only thing it’s missing is you, so what are you waiting for? Find someone special to spend the holidays with or find a friend a date instead of a boring gift card.