Have you ever spotted someone, felt that undeniable attraction, and then panicked at the prospect of approaching them and striking up a conversation? Of course you have, we’ve all been there. Approaching a member of the opposite sex is terrifying no matter what your gender. If you chicken out and let that person slip away you can either draft up a Missed Connection post for Craigslist and hope for the best or let thoughts of what might have been run rampant, neither of which is an ideal scenerio.
A few weeks ago a friend of mine introduced me to Cheek’d, an innovative new offline/online dating concept that makes it a little easier to connect with the given object of your affection.
Here’s how it works: Users buy a deck of 52 cards with clever, provoking phrases on them such as “Our fate is in your hands,” “I’m cooler than your ex,” “You’ve got something I like” and so on. The cards have a unique ID number on them that is linked to the user’s online Cheek’d profile. The recipient can then log on to cheekd.com, enter the user’s ID number, view their profile and discreetly contact them via the Cheek’d emailing system (at no charge). A deck of 50 cards and a one month subscription is $25 and each additional month after that is $9.95.
I have my deck, but in all honesty, I’ve been too chicken to give it a try. This is where you come in. On this site, Eric and I are usually the ones dishing out the advice but this time, we wanna hear from you! Do you think I should give this a try? What do you think of Cheek’d? Would you be totally freaked if a guy gave you a Cheek’d card at a bar? Would you have the guts to give a card to someone else?
Talk to us in comments!