Can two competing operating systems really make it work in the game of love? Maybe not. Maybe the world really does need Cupidtino, the Apple fans-only dating site discussed in Thursday's episode of Loaded.
My first reaction to this site was a resounding, "Oh brother!" I can't stand unabashed Apple love, even though I am exclusively a Mac user. However, being raised a Jehovah's Witness (which I am not any longer, but that is a topic outside the range of this post), I was taught not to date outside of my religion.
Later in life, … Read more
I have heard Apple described as a cult, though I fail to see the resemblance between Steve Jobs and David Koresh. I have heard those who are not part of the Apple fold rail (sometimes quite loudly) against its power, its beauty, its uncritical worship of style without, um, flash.
Now, some clever people, perhaps mining the more positive aspects of eugenics, have created a site where Apple fanboys and girls can meet, love, and perhaps even procreate, knowing they have something powerful that binds them together.
Can love for a brand lead to a wedding band? Cupidtino (and what a lovely name that is), wants to find out. It exists so that you, the Apple fanboy or girl, can meet one of your own kind.
Need I even mention that this forward-thinking enterprise has been created by those who adore everything Apple for those who adore everything Apple? Yes, it is to launch next month and be exclusively available through Safari and iPhone and iPad apps. Would you have imagined anything else?
Cupidtino's creators (two developers and a designer with backgrounds at Yahoo and--gasp--Google and Microsoft) are very clear about the gaping market gap they see before them. "Diehard Mac and Apple fans often have a lot in common--personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology," says the Web site.
But of course they're referring to just any ordinary technology. The site claims, "We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you."… Read more