There are a lot of online dating apps and services out there. In Japan, many domestic services are limited to Japanese users due to the language barrier. But one iPhone app is looking beyond Japan. GooLook is a social networking app that lets its users see if people in other countries find you attractive.
The app is available in eight different languages, spanning 168 countries. Users are required to login using Facebook or Twitter credentials, or by creating an account within the app.
After than you can choose a country where you want your face to be rated. Your photo will be sent out to 50 people in that country, and your popularity measured by the number of responses (or ‘smiles’) you receive.
One fun feature of this app is that it displays the results in a graph, showing at a glance which country finds you most attractive. In the near future GooLook plans to add a ranking feature, showing off the most popular faces in the whole world. The app already lets users see your popularity work ranking with its ‘Smile Rank’.
GooLook was initially released in beta back in June of 2012 and was downloaded over 22,000 times within its first two weeks. Initially 95% of the downloads came from Japan, but soon after folks in the United States and Korea caught on, as well as other countries in Europe. The app ended up attracting users from over 100 countries, and a year later, the app emerged from the beta stage to make its official debut.
GooLook can be downloaded for free on the App Store.