‘amazon dating’ app imagines a dystopian future of transactional dating
 

‘amazon dating’ app imagines a dystopian future of transactional dating

a satirical amazon dating platform imagine a black mirror-esque future where dates can be ordered through the retail giant’s prime service. instead of products, the app is filled with profiles of single people with prices, ratings and user reviews.

‘amazon dating’ app imagines a dystopian future of transactional dating

images via amazon dating

 

 

amazon dating was created by creative duo ani acopian, a director and conceptual artist, and suzy shinn, a music producer/engineer and writer. it was built by animation studio thinko, in collaboration with creative director and designer morgan gruer.

‘amazon dating’ app imagines a dystopian future of transactional dating

 

 

users interested in being on the site can apply by submitting their name, instagram handle, a short description and a photo. each listing includes the single’s ‘love language’ — 29-year-old barista and famed user of tik tok amy lists hers as ‘words of affirmation.’ the listings also come with a price tag and the ability to change the person’s height.

‘amazon dating’ app imagines a dystopian future of transactional dating

 

 

the site isn’t actually affiliated with amazon, although the UX does look almost identical to the legit retail site. features of the site look like amazon, including a ‘deal of the day‘ — 87-year-old teddy who promises to ‘watch the sunset with you‘ and ‘leaves a voicemail every time.’ there’s also other easter eggs, like a link to prime video that actually leads to chat roulette, and the tab on ‘your last relationship’ that opens to a video of britney spears’ ‘toxic.’

‘amazon dating’ app imagines a dystopian future of transactional dating

 

 

amazon dating’s FAQ page answers several additional questions you might have, such as whether the site is real and whether the site actually works. you can guess what the answers are.

 

project info

 

title: amazon dating
artists:
 suzy shinn, ani acopian, and morgan gruer
animation company: thinko

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