Traditional dating apps that put the power in the hand of the dater are about to be turned on their head with the announcement of the new 'M8' dating app. Instead of having users pick through profiles themselves the app works by having your friends play matchmaker by picking out those they think would be perfect for you. If the match is successful, 'M8' will reward your friends with gifts along with the satisfaction of knowing they've helped their friend find a potential mate.
Online dating has become commonplace, so the 'M8' dating app looks to push it into a new realm where friends are more involved in the process to help out. The app came about when co-founder and CEO, Stephen Liu, started dating his now-wife Linda after a friend vouched for him.