MIDDLESBROUGH, England, February 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
We've all been there - anxiously wondering if the object of our affections is harbouring similar feelings. But the fear of rejection and embarrassment of being shunned prevents us from making advances. We pluck up the courage to ask the all-important question only to be told "I think it's best if we stay friends." Off we slope back home to listen to The Smiths' Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now on repeat until someone else tugs at our heart strings.
But, what if you knew the person was interested in you before you jumped in feet first? There would be no chance of making a fool of yourself and you could be sure you are both "playing in the same league".
No more rejections - just 100% dating success.
Well, that dream could now be a reality thanks to a new app Would Love 2, which aims to ensure being rejected becomes a thing of the past.
Teesside University graduate Daniel Kolodziej is one of the brains behind Would Love 2.
"It's the free, fun app that takes the rejection out of dating," explained Daniel, who graduated in 2010 with an MBA Business Administration.
"Would Love 2 is subtle, inclusive and has the potential to revolutionise dating."
So, how does it work? Through social networking - how else?
You simply mark which of your Facebook friends you would be interested in dating, and your "wish list" is then placed in an anonymous locker. If any of those friends also use the app and add you to their list, you're both notified.
It's designed for friends who may be too shy to ask each other out and supports same sex matches as well as those from the opposite sex.
Daniel, 32, together with business partner Phillipa Adam, is now planning to promote Would Love 2 to a global audience.
The app is currently available on iPhone, but Daniel and Phillipa are currently developing it for Android just in time for Valentine's Day.
Daniel, from Darlington, who also lectures part-time at Teesside University Business School,said: "We are really excited about the potential of Would Love 2 and with the support and resources available through Teesside University and Digital City; we are in a very privileged position.
"Technology can transform lives and now we want to use technology to deliver romance to as many people as possible."
SOURCE Teesside University