Instead of playing the waiting game or scrapping the app completely, the Glimpse team chose to give their pet project a complete overhaul -- the app’s latest, the app skims through your account’s metadata to pair you up with people who share similar interests and experiences.
Users are then given the opportunity to message these like-minded social photographers, but there’s a catch -- no message can be sent without an accompanying image (and no, your that attempt to incorporate more straightforward social interaction into their platforms, Glimpse 2.0 does not give users the option to simply ‘Like’ someone else’s photo.
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Let’s start with the basics: To start an account, you first need to request an access code. In my case, I referred a fellow sex/dating/relationship blogger. You fill in your name, age, gender, sexual orientation, location and then pick 10 pictures from your synced Instagram account to build your profile. Once you’re setup, you’ll find that the searching interface is incredibly neat and in my opinion, .
I requested my access code in February and finally received a code in April. After you’ve been given access, Glimpse syncs with your Instagram account in order to setup a new account. Similar apps like Hot or Not, Hinge, or Tinder also employ simple interfaces but for me, Glimpse really blows them out of the water.
Obviously, adults using these websites are motivated to find a partner, but we know little about why they want to date or how adults of different ages present themselves to potential partners.With Tinder or Grindr, all you get is a picture of some dude or lady’s face/butt/other things. ) gets 10 photos to show off their deal — their dog, their Thai food, their cute apartment, their duck face, whatever.With Glimpse, though, you also get a peek at their inner soul. By scrolling through their Instagram highlights, you get a chance to see the world through your match’s eyes. Really, you’re seriously using one of your limited pics to showcase a moody picture of a brick wall?The app’s creators instead want members to focus on more personal, intimate exchanges of slice-of-life fare, helping people get to know each other a little better through how they capture their lived experiences. By streamlining the services they offer (and adding a few new privacy-related settings), Glimpse hopes to hookup prospective partners more effectively. However, we should all take a step back and acknowledge that there are other dating sites out there in the world that can give us the same results. As of last year, the pool of users on Tinder increased to over 50 million per month with over a billion swipes per day.People out there are thirsty, and you can up your chances of getting noticed by trying some of these other killer dating sites. Good for: Frequent flyers In those rare instances in which your plane’s in-flight Wi-Fi actually works, trying to maintain a conversation through spotty Internet—let alone set up a time to meet—is the unicorn of the dating world.Good for: Instagrammers If you’re into Instagram—and you are, aren't you—then you’re going to love Glimpse.This photo-heavy app allows users to flirt by means of connecting via Instagram and allowing your photos to be the basis of the conversation.In my never ending quest to help you with dating, relationships, and sex, sometimes I get to test some new websites/apps so you don’t have to.In this case, I downloaded the dating app Glimpse to see what it could offer my readers. I’ve joined quite a few dating sites and apps but that might have been one of the easiest setups I’ve ever experienced.