Canadian Students Fall for Flirting Website
Facebook pokes and flirty tweets are so 2010.
The latest wave in online flirting has arrived in the form of LikeaLittle.com. Picture the “Missed Connection” section of Craigslist combined with foursquare.
The new website is billed as a “dangerously exciting” anonymous flirting experience. Users can now approach strangers they would normally be too shy to interact with, in the form of realtime “flirts” sent across their network.
The example given on their sample form is a girl with blonde hair sending a message that reads “You are sitting across from me in a blue hoodie, jeans and a great smile. A glance over would make my day!”
Over a dozen Canadian schools, such as McGill and Queens University, have directories on the website and some schools saw nearly 2,000 student users within 24 hours of the launch.
The site was founded in late October of this year by Evan Matthew Reas, Prasanna Sankaranarayanan and Shubham Mittal of Hawthorne Labs.
In a few short months, the website is already seeing enormous popularity, with users looking for like on campuses all over Canada and the U.S.
It’s being seen as a fun and noncommittal way to flirt by some, a fun time-waster by others, and some people just see it as just another creeper website.
What do you think? Post any thoughts or experiences from LikeaLittle.com in our comments section below.