Gelato Dating Site Authenticates Users With Facebook and Twitter

Posted on September 24, 2009

GelatoGelato is a new type of online dating website that also pulls in real-time data from services like Facebook, Twitter and Facebook. VentureBeat reports that the startup uses this data to provide a more authentic profile of you who are than the profiles you find on some dating sites.

VentureBeat says Gelato is a one-man startup run by its founder Steve Odom. Odom says, "Dating sites haven't really changed in five years. At the same time with Twitter, I felt if I could follow someone for a couple weeks, I'd get a more honest picture of who they are."

The "stream dating" website uses Facebook Connect or Twitter's OAuth feature to verify you who are instead of using passwords or email.

Update: Gelato is no longer active.

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