– The Chatroulette of Dating

Combining traditional internet dating and the novel idea of chatroulette, offers new way to log on and find love by pairing random strangers for webcam-based conversations.

Montrealers Greg Isenberg and Aaron Blauer have brought the two concepts together with, where singles can search for their perfect match through successive chats with people identified as potential mates.

MyChanceRomance, recently featured in The Huffington Post, Mashable and AOL plans to allow searches using filters for location, age, and religion, among others. Now, anyone who wants to use the chatroulette concept to find romance can do so, all without paying a cent or even having to sign-up or register in any way.

“We built for three reasons,” said Isenberg, a 21-year old computer science student at McGill University, “the lack of filters on Chatroulette; the high proportion of people nonetheless looking to find love on Chatroulette; and the inability of big dating sites like eHarmony and to successfully replicate the offline dating experience online.”. “ Yet online dating is hugely popular and is a 1.049 billion dollar a year industry. It is bigger than porn,“ says Isenberg.

“The online dating space is very static, which is unusual because the inherent way we find a date is through social interactions, such as in a bar,” said Blauer, a 21-year old business student at Concordia University. “Finding a partner on is natural because it’s face-to-face, real-time and has the same thrill and excitement you would get speaking to someone at a bar.”

Added Isenberg, “A reason why Chatroulette has been such a success has been the element of chance. As you click next, you never know who you will get and it’s this adrenaline rush of getting a farmer from Missouri or a high school kid from New York City, keeps users engaged. The same idea applies to us. We are seeing extremely high average time on site, because users are curious to see who will be next.”

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