A New Vision For Online Dating: A Profile In Pictures

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The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.

This week, Watson tells guest host Eric Westervelt about yet another online dating model coming down the pike — one where user profiles are built completely from images. And it's not just a bunch of selfies, either.

They also discuss how safety and security in Rwanda's capital Kigali has made the city a hub for foreigners, 20 years after the genocide.

The New And The Next

  • Online Dating Gets A New Vision

    DreamTheEnd YouTube

    "It's called Dreamcliq. Just started this year by a young graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Melissa Jones. And her feeling was that a lot of words often obscure who the person really is ... So she created something ... where your portfolio ... wouldn't be six or 800 words, but 24 or 25 pictures and they might be grouped by titles like arts and books, or travel and leisure.

    "After seeing someone's kind of visual portfolio, you can decide to send them a message, or as they call it, send them a 'cliq' ... Here, you pay $2.50 a message. ... They say the person who's receiving your cliq knows that you really value it."

    Read 'A Dating Site That's All Vibe + Visuals, No Words' On Ozy.com

  • Africa's New Expat Hub

    "Twenty years ago, nearly a million people lost their lives in a hundred days. But to visit the East African country, and particularly the capital Kigali, you find incredibly clean streets — many call it the cleanest capital in Africa — paved roads, in some cases expensive coffee shops. It's been an amazing renaissance of that city, and it's lead in a dramatic surge in the number of expats who live there."

    Read 'Kigali For Expats' On Ozy.com



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