Spock is a new people search engine that has been getting a ton of buzz lately. It’s still pretty sparsely populated, but I can see where it could be useful as more people get onboard. Lots of good thinking going on with that team.
I’m In Like With You absolutely rocks. I’m about as far off the market as one can get right now, but if I were single this would be my new favorite site. The theoretical idea is that users create little “games” that other users need to pay to play. What’s really going on is that members have a fixed amount of currency that they can use to get the attention of other members.
For example, you start with 500 points. If you find someone you are really into, you can spend all 500 points to “play their game”, which is basically a flattering way of saying “I like your profile so much that I’m willing to spend all my points just for the chance to talk to you”. I know it sounds odd, but trust me on this one – it’s genius. Here’s your chance to jump on now before this thing goes public and blows up.