A pair of apps hit Spotify on Thursday, both with a new and ambitious mission: to find you a lover.
Fellody is dead simple. After you install the app and link it to your Facebook account, Fellody asks you to drag in some playlists that you've made, and when you click through, you're presented with a long list of people whose playlists match yours. If you find somebody you like, you can click the "Flirt" button (which we assume amounts to a Facebook Poke) or send them a message. Very simple concept, right?
Tastebuds adds a couple layers of welcome complications. You also link it to your Facebook account, but instead of giving it input, Tastebuds scans your entire Spotify library and compares it to other Spotify users. The app then returns a list of people with similar songs libraries. This time around the profiles have a bit more information like a brief "About" blurb, recent artists played, photos and basic details about their appearance. You can even play songs from their library that Tastebuds thinks you might like. The interactions are more complex, too. You can add them to your favorites, send them a message or hang out and listen to their music. Next step, head to the chapel and don't forget the rings.