It's a scary concept if you're shy or hate calls, but the hope is that you'll quickly find out whether or not the real person is as interesting as their profile.
that this is a conscious attempt to avoid treating people like commodities, which is all too easy when many rival apps treat candidates like playing cards.
Livelinks is the largest chatline in North America.
A new batch of dating services are cropping up that push back on the infamous swipe. The concept of swiping through profile pictures became a new normal for dating apps -- but it places the emphasis on physical appearance in the search for love, or hookups.
Now, some dating app creators say there has to be a better way to help people forge connections IRL.
It's what you get if that back-and-forth messaging actually leads somewhere.
In Hotline's newly launched service, however, it's not just prominent... The mobile app requires that you have a 5-minute voice call with your prospective partner (thankfully, without using your phone number) before you can message them.
And more importantly, it costs $9 per month -- not a huge amount, but enough to shrink the dating pool.