Have a type? Dating service will hook you up

three day rule dating
Have a type? Katy Perry does.
Credit: Three Day Rule

“I do not have a ‘type’!” Yes you do. In fact, we all do when it comes to a potential partner. Matchmaking service Three Day Rule, which has recently partnered with dating website Match.com, uses facial recognition technology to pair clients with people who share similar looks with their ex.

Following an initial face structure match, the Los Angeles-based company compares the compatibility of would-be matches in terms of interests, personality and goals. However, the bespoke concierge doesn’t come cheap: the premium service costs $5,000 for a six-month period. But you can’t put a price on love, right? Three Day Rule’s CEO Talia Goldstein tells Metro about the dos and don’ts of dating.

Isn’t matching someone to a person who looks like their ex an unpleasant reminder?

[Chuckles] I’ve been matchmaking for many years and people definitely have a “type.” I always ask my clients to send me photos of their exes and often they have a similar facial structure, even if they’re not the same ethnicity, skin color or body type. It’s funny because every client says I don’t have a “type” and then I get the photos and to me, they look the same. So I started to match people based on their exes, which is a start but not the full picture.

It sounds quite CSI. How do you trawl through all of the potential matches?

On our site’s backend, matchmakers [Three Day Rule staff] can upload a photo of a client and see everyone that they facially might be attracted to.

There’s also a personality test. What do you delve into?

We meet everybody in person and we ask about everything from their childhood and dating history to their future ambitions. Then we go back to the system and interview all of the matches.

Men are notoriously poor at picking a place for a first date, so what’s your advice?

Well we advise clients to go for one 45-minute date for just one drink but no dinner.

Why is dinner a big no-no?

If you meet someone and it’s not right and you’re just on your appetizer, the evening has got a long way to go. We also advise against bright places like coffee shops because girls can find the lighting and ambiance jarring. You want somewhere sort of sexy and one drink leaves an element of mystery …



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

NYPD: Man denied money punches 65-year-old at Bronx…

A 65-year-old man was punched and shoved at a D train station in the Bronx last week when he denied another man money, police said.

Local

New York Governor Cuomo's office intervened in corruption…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's office meddled with a commission he created to root out corruption in state politics, pushing back whenever it focused on groups tied to Cuomo, the…

International

South Korea ferry fugitive found dead with bags…

By Ju-min Park and Sohee KimSUNCHEON/INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last…

News

NY judge throws out lawsuit by Empire State…

A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which longtime investors in the Empire State Building claimed they were shortchanged out of hundreds of millions of dollars…

Books

Art imitates life (almost) in David Shaprio's new…

David Shapiro talks about his book, "You're Not Much Use To Anyone."

Movies

Interview: 'Happy Christmas' director Joe Swanberg on making…

"Happy Christmas" filmmaker Joe Swanberg talks about the collaborative nature of his films with name actors and the difficulties of getting indies seen.

Gossip

Is Justin Bieber now a Calvin Klein underwear…

A source told the Daily Mail that Justin Bieber "has shot for Calvin Klein" and that they "hope the results will be released later this year." While probably…

Gossip

Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules

LONDON (Reuters) - The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related, a coroner ruled on Wednesday.The…

NFL

Fantasy football: Johnny Manziel could give your running…

Fantasy football: Johnny Manziel could give your running game a boost

NFL

3 storylines to watch as Jets open training…

Jets head coach Rex Ryan might be in for an even tougher job in 2014 after arguably his best coaching job last season.

NFL

David Tyree hiring has gay rights advocates angry

Former Giants Super Bowl hero David Tyree will re-join the franchise as its new director of player development.

NFL

Ben McAdoo's new offense has Giants excited to…

Even Tom Coughlin feels he has a lot to learn about offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s new offense, which makes the veteran coach very excited.

Education

Elementary school students like their healthy school lunches…

  When the federal government first rolled out its healthier school meal guidelines in 2012, elementary schoolers weren't happy. Much was written about how America's…

Tech

Learn Braille with these gloves

U.S. scientists have designed high-tech gloves to help users understand Braille in a matter of minutes.

Home

5 New Ikea products that will change your…

We round-up the latest must-have products.

Food

Recipe: Wolfgang Puck's Buttermilk French Toast

We recently spent some time chatting with restauranteur/celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at his Wolfgang Puck American Grille in the Borgata in Atlantic City. Puck wanted…