Question of the Day

Why is dating website using facial recognition?

Answer: To help people find dates

by News Staff / June 12, 2014 0 is now using facial recognition to scan the faces of users’ ex- girlfriends, boyfriends and spouses to identify possible physical matches in the website’s dating pool. The website partnered with a Los Angeles-based dating service called Three Day Rule to gain access to the facial recognition technology. In the coming weeks, will offer facial recognition functionality as an opt-in service for an additional fee. Six months of the service will cost $5,000.

"People have a type and it's not necessarily about height or race or hair color, but a lot of it is about face shape," Three Day Rule Founder Talia Goldstein told Mashable.

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