Virtucom began development of Weopia in early 2008 with an international team whose aim was to find a compromise between conventional online dating and overwhelming first offline dates.
Forty million single people in the USA have used a dating website or social networking site to meet people, and online dating results in more than 120,000 marriages per year.In a recent survey by competitor Omnidate, 73% of people said they preferred dating sites to offer virtual dating, and incredibly 89% of respondents said they would recommend virtual dating to a friend.Weopia could be the answer to all that; a virtual dating experience that allows you to take a romantic boat ride, watch the sunset and talk in real time to a prospective date while you sit at home in your pyjamas...Weopia is based in Canada and was founded by Dave Wilkie and Stefan Embleton.
Voice and text chat via Skype allow them to engage more naturally than via email, and hundreds of conversation stimulators and insightful question suggestions allow them to get a deeper sense of their compatibility and whether they might like to meet in real life.
Weopia is compatible with any online dating site; users make contact via other sites and then invite them to their personal Weopia space, allowing dates to screen potential mates from the safety and comfort of their home. No more faked emergency calls from a sister/best friend/dog or fear of face-to-face rejection - users can just end the date and invite somebody else onto their 3D love island.