This Matchmaking App Connects People With Opposing Political Views

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 24, 2016
References: getverona & fastcompany
Verona is an innovative matchmaking app with a difference -- rather than bringing together people with similar interests to help them rekindle romantic interest, this app connects supporters of opposing politicians in the USA. The app was originally devised to connect Israelis and Palestinians.

Election season in the USA can be an awkward time as people begin to argue with friends, families and strangers online and on social media about their political views. The app helps to mitigate the tension by connecting people from opposing ends of the political spectrum and helping them form friendships.

Ultimately, the Verona matchmaking app aims to drive home the message that people with conflicting opinions can and should respect each other's choices and don't have to reduce their assessment of people based on perceived political judgments.