Speed dating has been overtaken; blind dates and lonely-hearts ads are a thing of the past. This maybe the next " Shyno T-shirts" with SMS dating service.
It works like this: for â‚¬38 (£25) you buy a T-shirt, from one of 250 shops, with a nickname and number printed on it, which together form a code â€” Cayman 232, for example, Emily 14 or Fancy 005. The organisers issue you with a membership card bearing a secret password, enabling you to register online with the scheme's website, www.shyno.com.
Next step: you see the girl or boy of your dreams wearing one in the street, on the beach, in the disco. You make a note of the code and send an admiring text or video message to the website, which passes it on to him or her, with your details and your own mobile phone number. The object of your desire can then respond, or not.