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Will This App Help Your Dating Life?: Harem Thief

Do you long for a simpler time when getting a date just meant pointing at them and saying "Mine?" Do you find yourself wishing that your love life was more like a really addictive fantasy role playing game? Are you a diagnosed sociopath? Do you have an iPhone? Yes? Then Harem Thief is the app for you!!

Harem Thief is described in its press release as having "all the usual dating features for browsing and searching profiles, sending gifts, flowers and messages. All communication features within the app are free and without any limits. In addition to the dating options, the app is also a game with two ways of acquiring and owning opposite sex profiles: buying and conquering."

It's just like real life! Oh, wait, no, it's not. It's just like the terrible fantasy that results in the poison idea that dating is a game and it's appropriate to treat people as commodities. Yay!

I have to admit that as horrible as it sounds and as much as I pray that it doesn't go viral and influence the next generation of daters from an early age -- it does sound kinda fun. But will it help your dating life?

I suppose it depends on how you think about dating. If dating to you is acquiring as many phone numbers as possible and tricking people into becoming obsessed with you even though you have nothing to offer back, then, yeah, Harem Thief will be good practice for that. But if you're dating to have a meaningful, enriching experience and get to know people for who they really are in the hopes of someday finding real love, then... no.

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