Using Highlight to meet new people, and by new people I mean hot girls

This is going to be one of those social experiments of mine that always fails but I do it anyway because I’m mostly bored and a glutton for punishment.

Anyhow, there’s an app called Highlight that basically uses your iPhone/Android to *ahem* highlight the people around you that are also using the same app, and who share similar interests.  It utilizes my Facebook profile as part of its algorithm, so idealistic me thinks, ya know, this might be a great way to utilize technology to randomly meet women of similar interests instead of constantly trolling dating sites like a brain dead monkey.

Sadly though, because I live in New York, the only folks that pop up on my Highlight app are in-bred yokels, guys with foreign sounding names like Shalah Maboogagaseas, and 40-something year old ex-porn actresses.  Yep, that definitely sounds like New York.

Still, I’m going to give it one more try while I drive around in Colorado next week, which is my funsie all-time favorite state to visit.  Since I’ll be covering hundreds of miles and prancing about Denver and Colorado Springs, the app is BOUND to highlight at least one interesting gal who might fancy me, am I right or am I right?

Yeah, we all know how that’s gonna turn out.

Still, I’m rather confident it will make fodder for some funny blogging before I finally rip the app off my iPhone forever and call the people who developed it a name.


4 Responses to Using Highlight to meet new people, and by new people I mean hot girls

  1. Sarea Clark April 19, 2013 at 2:37 PM #

    You’ve missed my comments the last couple days…admit it. Also, I am keeping a close watch on this experiment. I want to know what comes of it (and what doesn’t).

    • Frank Swift April 19, 2013 at 3:36 PM #

      It’s always the demographics that ultimately doom apps like this. Although I really do like the idea of it, and it was occasionally instructive in finding Christians at least who shared similar creeds and musical tastes. Facebook is pulling more and more details about our tastes and interests, so privacy issues notwithstanding, it’s intriguing to see what startups like Highlight do with that data.

  2. Joanna May 28, 2013 at 5:31 PM #

    Your definition of Christianity is interesting. You are conservative about women and traditional roles for women, yet you lusted after a female pastor’s legs, use an app to find “hot girls”, and do not attend church. How do you still call yourself a Christian?

    • Frank Swift May 28, 2013 at 5:57 PM #

      I wasn’t aware that church attendance was a mandatory requirement for salvation.

      Yep, I noticed her legs, and so did every other straight man attending the same church service. I just happen to be the only one who admits it out loud.

      As for the app, don’t worry, I no longer use it.

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