Re: extropian dating service

Alexander 'Sasha' Chislenko (
Thu, 31 Dec 1998 21:08:30 -0500

I'm afraid this dating service will consist of a couple of dozen straight extropian men. (See recurrent threads
"why there are no extropian women") in the list archives.

However, a "meaningful dating service" where people would list, besides flesh characteristics, and such interests as "fun" and "sports", something more interesting and specific, may be a good idea. I even entertained for awhile the idea of a "universal matchmaker" that would include finding not only relationship partners, but people with whom you can carpool, play tennis, hike, share an apartment or a cruise cabin, start a business or an interest group.

One solution for this would be a database with a Web front end.

Another - better, in my opinion - is an open XML standard for representing personal profiles (that can be published anywhere on the Web), and extendable semantic search engine and matchmaker.

I think the same approach should give birth to many other
"semantic search and match" functions, so whoever starts it may
gain much more than a date.

I would be happy to join a working group on such a project.

Alexander Chislenko <> <> <>