In the nearly two weeks since Pokémon Go launched in the US, rabid players have already come up with a number of insanely clever ways to find -- and catch -- Pokémon. And now, Pokémon Go-themed dating services have already arrived to help players find -- and catch -- well, love. Because nobody wants to be the very best ... alone.
One such service, Pokedates, officially launched nationwide on Wednesday, complete with Pokémon-like branding and the slogan, "Gotta catch 'em all, together!" according to a press release. Project Fixup, the Chicago-based dating startup behind PokeDates, claims it's the world's first Pokémon Go dating service, which given the game's insane popularity, is actually kind of surprising.
Just as the name suggests, the service works by matching singles for -- you guessed it -- playing Pokémon Go together on dates in their cities. Here's how the company describes it, per the release:
"'PokeDates' are curated dates where singles are matched based on their questionnaire preferences and a mutual desire to play Pokemon Go. PokeDates coordinates all the details, from selecting the match to finding a time based on members' provided availability, to selecting a convenient PokeGym or PokeStop meeting point."