PinPal Arrives to Make Lasting Relationships Through Social Media

Patent-pending PinPal Match EngineT technology offers casual dating for savvy and single web users

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There’s a new name on everyone’s lips in social media – PinPal. Currently in private beta, the new service aims to take the relationships that are formed every day in social media, and elevate them to the next level by using current social media darling Pinterest and leveraging your existing relationships on Twitter and Facebook.
 
Located in San Francisco, PinPal is an online dating site that uses the graphical power of Pinterest and its patent-pending PinPal Match Engine™ to offer casual dating for savvy and single web users.
 
“It started with me using Pinterest back in my university days,” says Jimmy Addison, the founder of PinPal. “I was turned on by the technology, but my friends were turned on by the women that were posting. I had an 'a-ha' moment where I realized if these guys were turned on, others would be – and maybe I could help them.”
 
That realization saw Addison employ technology superstar Jason Lee, co-founder of PinPal precursor PinHarmony, to build the unique PinPal Match Engine™ that powers the company’s services.
 
By using publicly available information on Twitter, Facebook, Klout and Pinterest, and then digging deeper into the API of these platforms to find the friends of their users, PinPal can offer literally millions of potential partners for its users to casually date.
 
Private Pinterest boards do the rest once potential matches have been found. It clearly works – even though the company is in private beta, there are already success stories.
 
“Social media is ripe for a service like ours,” adds Addison. “Everyone online, from normal users to influencers and power players, talks about the value of relationships. But only PinPal takes them to the physical realm.”
 
PinPal recently closed early funding and are increasing the beta offering as the company moves to a public launch in the second half of 2012.