Urban Signals: Helping Nerds Get a Little Nookie This Valentine’s Day

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“My true love is out there somewhere and they can go f— themselves.”

Oh, someecards, the way you make trivial commercial holidays like Valentine’s Day bearable is priceless. Thank you.

The modern day dating scene is a cold, unfriendly and vile environment filled with introverted, earbud wearing, awkward individuals who rarely look up from their phone. Meeting “the one” at a bar or coffee shop is nearly impossible. And I’m pretty sure that those online dating sites are a total sham because nobody ever looks like their profile picture and everyone sounds delightful. But what’s a nerd to do? Everyone deserves to get a little action here and there.

I hate to say it, but the ever-growing adage “there’s an app for that” is applicable in this instance of our collective nerd plight. Consider Urban Signals your pocket wingman. The free iPhone app lets you see who’s around your general vicinity based on GPS signals, if they’re available and interested and whether or not they’re ready to rendezvous.

(More on Techland: Love At First Byte: Your Nerdy Valentine’s Day Guide)

“Urban Signals began as an observation I continued to witness on New York’s city streets…the problem of missed connections,“ said Aubree Nichols, founder and CEO of Urban Signals. “I didn’t know what the answer was, but I knew it would have to break down that ‘urban armor’ that discourage singles from approaching someone they found attractive or intriguing.“

It’s kind of creepy, sure, but your profile is limited to pretty basic info, like, height and weight and likes/dislikes. But it works to your advantage because there’s no commitment. If a fellow Urban Signals member of your preferred gender is within your specified radius then it’s easy to connect and send a quick message while you’re on the move.

What’s the harm in trying, right?

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