Cheek'd

Cheek’d is a dating and social networking website based in New York City. It was founded in 2010 by Lori Cheek.

Each Cheek'd card includes a "quip", web address, and online code. To be a part of the cheek'd network you can sign up through the website, purchase cards, and give them out at will. Cheek'd users can set up a profile, and recipients of the cards can look up their secret admirers and proceed as they see fit. “They don't clearly say ‘I want to date you,’” explains Cheek. “But there are alluring sayings on each of them and a few laugh-out-loud lines. I think it's a light and fun alternative to handing your regular card away. There's a bit of mystery behind the whole process..[1]

Subscribers get a set of 50 business cards that can be given out once someone catches their eye.[2][3] Each card has an interesting phrase like "I am totally cooler than your date." or "feel free to stalk me." and a url to the subscriber's account at the website.[1][2] Recipients of the cards can then look up the profile of the Cheek'd user with the information provided on the card.[4] The intent of the concept is to expand subscriber's dating opportunities beyond the pool of people registered with an online dating service.[5][6]

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You got cheek'd!

References

  1. ^ a b Stephanie Rosenbloom (July 21, 2010). "The New Dating Tools: A Card and a Wink". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/22/fashion/22date.html?src=me&ref=general. Retrieved 2010-07-23. "Ms. Cheek, an architect who works part-time in sales for a high-end Manhattan furniture company, founded one such venture, Cheek’d, which had its debut in May. Users receive calling cards to dole out to alluring strangers they encounter in their everyday lives, be it in a club or in a subway on their morning commute. ..." 
  2. ^ "Cheek'd and FlipMe! Introduce Dating Cards" - Terra USA
  3. ^ Jenny Block (August 05, 2010). "Fox on Sex: The Art of Flirting". Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,598671,00.html?test=faces. Retrieved 2010-o8-14. "A company called Cheek’d has come up with an interesting marriage of old school flirting and newfangled technology. Founder Lori Cheek has created a set of subtle, black, business-sized cards that say things like, “i dare you,” “i can break ice with this little card,” “you never know” and “my dog likes your dog.”" 
  4. ^ "Getting cheeky" - Honolulu Weekly
  5. ^ "Business cards for love" - Zeit Online

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  • cheek — (n.) O.E. ceace, cece jaw, jawbone, also the fleshy wall of the mouth. Perhaps from the root of O.E. ceowan chew (see CHEW (Cf. chew)), or from P.Gmc. *kaukon (Cf. M.L.G. kake jaw, jawbone, M.Du. kake jaw, Du. kaak) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cheek — cheek; cheek·er; cheek·i·ly; cheek·i·ness; cheek·less; …   English syllables

  • cheek — ► NOUN 1) either side of the face below the eye. 2) either of the buttocks. 3) impertinence; audacity. ► VERB ▪ speak impertinently to. ● cheek by jowl Cf. ↑cheek by jowl …   English terms dictionary

  • cheek´i|ly — cheek|y «CHEE kee», adjective, cheek|i|er, cheek|i|est. 1. Informal. saucy; impudent; audacious: »A gentleman as rich as Croesus …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cheek — (ch[=e]k), v. t. To be impudent or saucy to. [Slang.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cheek — [chēk] n. [ME cheke < OE ceoke, jaw, jawbone; akin to Du kaak, LowG kâke, jaw (only WGmc)] 1. either side of the face between the nose and ear, below the eye 2. either of two sides of a thing, as the sides of a door jamb or the jaws of a vise… …   English World dictionary


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