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Life is just a little better when you can roll around in the best of circles. First class on your flight, VIP section in the club while all the peasants sweat in cramped quarters on the dance floor, etc. People just get a little high off flaunting some elite status.
Now, a select portion of the population whose entire existence has been validated by a small blue checkmark can use their status to date others of the same status.
BLUE is a new premium version of the existing dating app Loveflutter, and it promises to let you into an exclusive world full of “celebrities and other Twitter blue tick holders.” That is, if you’re verified yourself. This may either sound amazing or like a total nightmare, depending on how you feel about the people of Twitter.
They make a good point, as a blue checkmark isn’t a guarantee that the person you’re meeting up for drinks with isn’t just as much of a total scumbag as the dude you met off Tinder. All you know is that just like you, they’ve spent enough time staring at their timeline and building a social following to be acknowledged by Twitter, which for some may just be a match made in heaven.
While I’ve been out of the dating app game since getting locked down last year, am I suffering from a bit of jealousy? Sure. I’ve got a massive ego and this just another reminder that my Twitter isn’t verified. Not being able to use the same app as Efron (because I’m sure he will be all over this) is a bit deflating.
While maybe it’s a bit elitist and might rub some the wrong way, they do have a good point in justifying its benefits:
So why, exactly, would a single person want to mingle with the Twitterati? Loveflutter says it’s a way to protect yourself against catfishing, since your identity has been verified by Twitter.
Can’t argue with that logic, as there’s no way you could get catfished or fooled dating in the verified Twitter pool…
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