Iceland dating service
It was the common man documenting his own history," said Kari Stefansson, chief executive of Icelandic biotech company de CODE Genetics, which ran the contest behind the app.
The Book of Icelanders database was developed in 1997 by de CODE and software entrepreneur Fridrik Skulason.
The only girl present not to have met her boyfriend at a bar was also the only one who was seeing a German guy. If you were to go out on a date with someone, say to the movies or a coffee shop, you would invariably bump into someone you know.
We were at an Icelandic Eurovision party in Berlin, and this was indeed the way things worked back home.
And the meeting there will almost always be coincidental. Much better then to wait until the lights go out, everyone you know has gone home, is too drunk to care or engaged in their own business.
People Talk Rather than asking if or how, it’s much more interesting to wonder why this is so. In other words, going out, getting hammered and then heading home with whoever happens to be standing next to you at closing time carries much less social penalty than meeting in broad daylight.
"It's not a good feeling when you realize that girl is a second cousin.
The database can be scoured online by any Icelandic citizen or legal resident.Rushing In The flipside of drunken sex is that Icelandic relationships actually develop quite quickly.Whereas in bigger cities the whole vetting process may take weeks or even months while you are asked about everything except your bank statements and family history of mental disease (and sometimes even that), people here tend to jump directly into a committed relationship right after the second sleepover, or thereabouts. Better to do the trial and error one person at a time, which is why Icelanders tend to have a series of either one-night stands or serious relationships, but no overlapping dates. The app makes the data available to Icelanders on their mobile phones — and adds the anti-incest feature.Currently available for Android phones, it has been downloaded almost 4,000 times since it was launched earlier this month.
I am here to look for my life companion, my future husband.