New dating app patents its innovations

Love at Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel.

(Photo by Flickr user Chris Gold, used under a Creative Commons license)

There’s a new dating app in Brooklyn: Mesh. Built by a Fort Greene team of five (three cofounders), the site claims to be able to figure out what its users find attractive so it can serve up more people who fit your look.
It also offers filters for the messages users receive, so that if you’re not so into lewd or suggestive language, those messages can go straight into a junk folder. It also takes a cue from HowAboutWe and offers activity suggestions for matches.
The app was profiled in the Daily News:

The company — founded by Snyder and two of his friends — relies on proprietary technology that is exclusive to the app.
Snyder wanted to make sure the key features of his product didn’t suddenly appear on competing services, so he filed a patent for them.
Key features include “Mismatch,” which filters messages deemed subpar or undesirable into a junk folder; and “Dealbreakers,” which lets any user try his or her luck at correctly answering five questions before they can talk to another user.

On Valentine’s Day, we did a roundup of other ways Brooklyn is advancing the cause of hearts beating in sync.

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