Harvard Business School graduate, Mark Brooks, has been an expert in the Internet dating business since 1998.He is currently the CEO of Courtland Brooks, a consultancy agency for the Internet dating industry, and runs Online Personals Now, there's a more official way to find a match while playing the game.
Especially not when that $20 could go towards buying more Poké Coins.
But, for those who are sick of having conversations on Bumble, Tinder, and other apps that never lead to an actual date, Project Fixup may have found a solution by automatically providing users with a date activity: playing Pokémon Go.
Then, one of the company's "specialists" finds you a match and designates a meeting spot, based on both of your open times and locations.
The idea is a clever way to capitalize on the Pokémon Go hype, but at $20 per PokéDate (after the first free date), it's hard to believe that players would spend money to essentially do what they could already do for free — find someone to play the game with.
If you have a very specific set of interests, there are many sites that may cater to your niche.
Some of these niche sites are Farmersonly.com, Millionaire Match.com, Geek2Geek.com, JDate, Dandy, Pinksofa.com, Christian Mingle and Positive Singles.
You fill out a questionnaire online, answering questions about yourself and what you're looking for in your date, just as you would for a service like Ok Cupid.
You also share when and where you're free to go hunting for Pokémon (naturally).
Some mobile apps will match you with people based on criteria, including age, gender, and geographic proximity.