Closer (UK) - - Health -

Closer’s dat­ing ex­pert, Re­becca Twomey, dis­sects a new app that al­lows women to be anony­mous when se­lect­ing a po­ten­tial new part­ner – but she’s not sure it’s for her...

New app, Pick­able N – from the team be­hind Happn – is en­cour­ag­ing us to date dif­fer­ently. The new con­cept means women don’t have a pro­file on the app, while men do. Women then browse through the bach­e­lors and, if some­one takes their fancy, they’ll send them a pic­ture and a chat re­quest. It’s then up to the man to de­cide whether he re­sponds. The idea be­hind this is to put women in con­trol of choos­ing their match as well as stop­ping un­so­licited mes­sages and putting an end to feel­ing over-ex­posed on­line.

Hid­ing be­hind a screen can bring out some of the worst types of be­hav­iour in any­one, in­clud­ing ghost­ing, block­ing and send­ing ex­plicit pic­tures that weren’t re­quested, so I don’t feel anonymity in dat­ing is for me. How­ever, I do think stream­lin­ing peo­ple’s dat­ing op­tions has meant that mak­ing in­di­vid­u­als feel spe­cial and

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