It also hosts blogs, forums, and a section for personal advertisements.
The concept is to use conversations as a way to get to know people rather than algorithms or essays.
It is clearly using humor to try to connect people.
The app is in the beta phase and only available in a few cities at present.
Meanwhile, Nerve’s dating service, aptly named Nerve Dating, will be rolled into How About We’s existing dating platform, which currently boasts around 2 million users.
How About We is offering current Nerve Dating users a free six month subscription as they transition over to How About We.
This new online personals offering from Salon and Nerve allows us to provide new services to our large and valuable audience and generate new revenue streams at the same time.” The Personals offer three levels of membership service, with prices ranging from .95 to .95. 31, the Salon/Nerve Personals launch with a special “Charter Member Program.” During this time only, users earn “credits” instead of spending credits.
Gawker’s Brian Moylan has been editing for The Date Report, and will now take over as Editor in Chief of How About Media. Nerve, on the other hand, doesn’t bring with it a huge audience.
Instead, it has a solid brand that has been hooking up sexy singles since 1997 as one of the first web-only magazines.
Mills simply felt that online dating was a natural offshoot for Nerve. There is no data on how successfully any of the users have utilized the app to actually make dates and find people that they are compatible with.
The site touts itself as the "first dating site for humans", differentiating itself by not asking users to write out descriptions and submit to an algorithm system for finding dates.