Could a dating app create “world peace one swipe at a time?”
It’s an ambitious venture, one that the Verona app hopes to successfully spearhead by connecting Israelis and Palestinians looking for love across cultural boundaries.
The app is named for the city where Shakespeare set “Romeo and Juliet” and works pretty much the same way as the popular Tinder dating app.
Users create dating profiles in which they identify as either an Israeli or Palestinian, and the app finds people nearby from the opposite group. Swipe left if you don’t like the choice, right if you do — then, start chatting.
“I very much believe that the basis of any relationship is communication,” Verona creator Matthew Nolan told Refinery29. “If these two cultures are forced to be separate in all this conflict, forming relationships between them could be the glue that hopefully ignites a shift in consciousness.”
Nolan says his app is not just for dating, adding that it can help foster friendships and connect people interested in building bridges between Israelis and Palestinians.
(READ more at RT News)
Photo from Verona on Google Play
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