You might know The Pattern as that astrology app that stunned Channing Tatum for its accuracy, or maybe you use it for daily zodiac-based updates on your personality and feelings like I do. do. But you might not know that the company has decided to go into the world of dating apps. In my quest to experiment with dating apps and which one works best, I decided to try my luck on The Pattern’s new dating feature called “Connect”.
The model already has my date of birth, time, and location, so to use Connect I just had to upload a few photos of myself and answer a few questions about my preferences, pronouns, and dealbreakers. Once settled I could start sliding for soul mates.
What a journey to discover a romantic interest not based on their Machu Picchu hiking photos or selfies with their cat, but rather on the assessed depth of our common potential. In analyzing our birth charts, The Pattern uses a proprietary algorithm to determine not only if we are compatible, but also the depth of our compatibility on a scale that includes “Soul Mate”, “Extraordinary”, “Mighty”, “Significant”, “Complex”, “Delicate” and “Challenge”. “
Related: Oromoon Dating App Uses Astrology & Your Birth Chart To Match You With Compatible Matches
When a suitor caught my eye, I hit ‘Run Link’, a feature in the app that generates detailed information about the strengths and challenges of a potential relationship, based on our birth information. . I have learned that our connection is “delicate” and that we will have friction when it comes to our planning styles. However, the app also told me that we would find ourselves exhilarating as we introduce ourselves to new experiences.
Even though it wasn’t a game, I decided to raise the stake and see if I could encounter more potential flames through the paid version of the app. For $ 5 per month, I had access to a host of additional features, including the ability to “go deeper” on any romantic connection to learn more. Some of this information is useful, but I also found myself extinct prematurely.
For example, the app indicated that my connection with someone named Hayden was “strong”. It seemed like we had an amazing and supportive pull, but after diving deeper the app gave me a red flag. “Hayden likes you to be practical and responsible – you can make him feel like he’s been taken care of,” The Pattern informed me. “Because he expects you to carry the burden, he encourages your ambitions and helps you fulfill your role as a supplier.” The idea of taking on the burden was a tough stop for me, so unfortunately Hayden had a left blow.
I found plenty of opportunities for in-depth discussions and even debates with some of my matches on topics that I wouldn’t normally tackle until a fourth or fifth date.
Some highlights from the multi-week sweep include a match that said, “I didn’t realize you were a Capricorn, I suggest you find a water sign,” before he bluntly outshines me and a another suitor who wasn’t too happy when I expressed reservations about a few of our anticipated hurdles. So after a few flops I wondered if The Pattern really worked for me as a dating app. My conclusion ? May be.
I think one of the strengths of the app lies in its main function: astrological compatibility. Whether you believe it or not, information on zodiac signs and birth charts is usually an intriguing conversation. In fact, I found plenty of opportunities for in-depth discussion and even debate with some of my matches on topics that I wouldn’t normally tackle until a fourth or fifth date. And that’s the trick! The model encourages you to have these talks because all of the information is right there in your birth chart.
I invite you to try The Pattern, which on its website is committed to “helping people feel seen, understood and empowered”. Start building up a healthy list of people who share your appreciation for astrology and aren’t afraid to dive deep in regards to potential roses and thorns in a valued connection. All dating takes work, but if you’re already using apps based only on profiles, why not download The Pattern through Apple or Google Play and see how the stars align.