Between Tinder, Bumble, HER, etc, there is no shortage of dating apps right now. here are even apps that can match with people over their loves of beards or bacon.
And yet, Samsung has found a way to take it to the next level. Its called Refrigerdating.
I recently had the opportunity to play around with some of Samsung's latest generation of connected smart home products. There I was, in a luxury Bondi apartment with views of the sea and a huge bathtub that I was developing inappropriate feelings for. Yet I couldn't pull myself away from the smart fridge. This is a tale about my few short hours with the 651L Family Hub 3.0.
Unsurprisingly, its being referred to as Tinder, but for the contents of your fridge.
Through the app singles can choose to match with someone over the contents in their fridge. It's wild and absolutely appeals to the creeper in me.
Would you judge someone over a graveyard of half-eaten, outdated jam jars and a crisper full of vegetables that could probably be used to grow penicillin? Now's your chance.
Being backed by Samsung, it is of course a low key plug for their Family Hub fridges.
They are equipped with cameras that can take snaps of inside your fridge and send them to your phone. The idea is to be able to see what you have on hand for convenient grocery shopping while you're put of the house.
And now, it can also be used to hook up.
The only problem of course is that not everyone has the capital to drop a minimum of $5K on a fridge, even for the sake of dating. And as I've mentioned extensively before, these beautiful beasts are still too big to fit in many Australian kitchens and fridge cavities. I am still dreaming of the day when they will.
But hey, it's a bit of fun and frankly I'd be tempted to sign up just to peek into the inner-food lives of total strangers.
Earlier today Samsung held its CES press conference. Connected homes was a big focus, with upgrades to Bixby, Samsung's smart washer and dryers and of course, the Family Hub. Samsung's smart fridge continues to be my most coveted smart home appliance. I came to CES hoping that perhaps, finally, a smaller one would be announced. Alas, the wait continues.