The new service, called Sparked, will offer "video speed dating for kind people," according to a landing page for the app. Users won't need public profiles and won't have to swipe through matches or direct message with people to set up dates. Sparked is free to use but does require a Facebook account, according to the landing page. The Verge's Ashley Carman was the first to report about the new app.
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Subscriber Account active since. Working as a respected lawyer in Beijing, China, Hua Mei was the first in her village to get a formal university education and make it in a large metropolitan city. But as a woman living in China in the wake of the one child policy — a law that prohibited families from having more than one child from to — Hua Mei faces a different kind of pressure. For decades, in an attempt to limit population growth, the government encouraged women to ditch the idea of having big family — or even of having a family at all — marketing it as an opportunity for women to focus on their career instead of raising kids. Now, with 30 million more men than women and an ageing population, the message has completely shifted. According to the film's directors, Shosh Shlam and Hila Medalia, Hua Mei is considered a "leftover woman" — a class of educated professional women in their late 20s and 30s who are not married.
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Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process which has the purpose of encouraging eligible singles to meet large numbers of new potential partners in a very short period of time. Usually advance registration is required for speed dating events. Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event. At the end of each interval, the organizer rings a bell, clinks a glass, or blows a whistle to signal the participants to move on to the next date.
Zoom calls dominated our social lives during the pandemic. Dating apps began adding video components as early as March of last year, with more and more launching similar features as dragged on. Now, Facebook is testing its own speed dating app called Sparked , The Verge first reported.