I was in a tough, tough marriage for 19 years, undergoing extensive counseling and attempts to make our relationship healthy and whole. My idea of a good time was either a girls’ night out (and by girls’ night out, I mean tea and something chocolate-y with my girls) or a night on my couch with Netflix or a book. My friends suggested I have an open mind and try online dating. You should be taking sufficient time to heal by going through Divorce Care. But then my husband served me divorce papers—and five years ago, I found myself single. But then I found myself waking up to the reality that I believe God had created me for partnership and companionship, and remarriage was something I desired. I did—and discovered there were some really good men out there. God gives us a spirit of wisdom and allows us to make our own choices. You don’t just get a cup of Starbuck’s coffee popping up on your kitchen counter; you have to drive there and buy one.Except they are arguably even more awkwardly framed as ‘this is me pretending to be on a first date’.
Yes, God could have brought a cute, godly delivery man to my house—but he didn’t.
Say Something is an app in the making that wants to inject some fun into online dating by letting you practice your small talk on other users of the app before you actually go on any first dates — thereby giving you the chance to make all those awful first impressions somewhere where they won’t count against you.
Or rather where, if they do, it doesn’t matter because you’re not actually on a date yet.
Say Something takes another bite at the dating gamification cherry, but this time, Gazdik says he’s trying to offer something that also appeals to female users.
However there’s one pretty big caveat here: the app makers reckon it’s men who mostly want and need dating conversation practice.