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"Face Time already proves that the model works."Instamour founder Jason Sherman of Philadelphia says competition is increasing because "people are into the real-time aspect of face-to-face meeting on an app before spending the time and money and commitment to meet in person.""Got a minute? Real-time video dating from your phone," touts Flikdate's website.
But some argue users won't flock to the video chat because their all-important first impression could be marred by bad lighting or poor camera angles that create an unflattering image.
"Technically speaking, it was not possible as recently as two years ago. Now, we're at the very beginning, but it's about to come into its heyday.
This next year will be a really interesting time for us."Bicanic and a handful of entrepreneurs are behind some of the start-ups emerging with a focus on live video for dating.
That's why the website View N Me, which is preparing its app, offers tips for looking your best on video, says co-founder Lindsey Lachman of New York.
Those behind the idea say it's a time and money saver, because daters can connect from wherever they are, avoiding travel time to meet someone and keeping cash in their pockets."Skype started the whole genre change and Face Time took it into mobile," says Marc Lesnick, founder of i Date, a dating industry conference and trade show.By default, every conversation is limited to 90 seconds and costs you one flik.If, however, you decide that you want to talk for longer, you can go on a virtual “date” without time limits.A channel chat room allows the room host to view all chat room participants webcams and the room participants may view only a large broadcast stream of the room host.The one-to-one chat room option allows two persons to view each other using large broadcast stream format.