Are you ready to “refrigerdate?”

Dating apps have, with wildly varying degrees of success, attempted to match people based on a variety of characteristics, from religious beliefs to location to astrological signs to love of the same sports teams. Now there one based on something far more telling of what lies inside the soul. Samsung, maker of a bevy of smart appliances, is debuting a dating app that matches people based on the contents of their refrigerators.


The app is called “Refrigerdating” and is described as “Tinder, but with the contents of your fridge.” When I read the Eater article about the app, I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasn’t April 1. This seems to be a real thing, however, and there is even a bit of science to back up the idea. For instance, research has posited a link between people who are risk-takers and a love of spicy food, so perhaps this is not as far-fetched as it seems at first blush. 

Samsung is likely betting that apps like these will help sell their technology-enhanced appliances, like the internet-connected refrigerator that has a camera inside so you can see the contents without opening the door. The idea of people primping the interiors of their fridge before signing up makes me giggle. I imagine people grocery shopping with an eye toward aesthetic packaging or high-end products to give just the right “look” to their food storage device, the food equivalent of digitally-altered selfies. If you sign up for this app, let us know how it works out for you!

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  • wester  on  March 13, 2019

    How is this different from checking out other people's supermarket carts? Apart from the fancy technology, so you don't have to actually go to the supermarket anymore?

  • sir_ken_g  on  March 13, 2019

    Well there is no question that the way to a man's (or woman's) heart is through her stomach.
    My wife can still recite the first meal I ever cooked for her.

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