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Could this technology help your dating life?


I received an email regarding a very interesting technology that can help those of you in the dating scene. PrivacyStar, by First Orion, is a new blackberry application that just might help out with those stage five clingers that you've met recently.

How does it work? PrivacyStar allows users to look up caller's numbers, block unwanted callers, and to display a do not disturb message that will be sent as a text, but also will send the caller directly to voicemail. You are able to customize the message. This sounds great and all, but you're probably wondering what this has to do with dating. Let's say you met a guy or girl over the weekend, and he/she seemed fine so you gave out your phone number. The other party calls you the next day to tell you that it was great meeting you, which seems innocent enough. Then, they call to tell you good night, text to tell you good morning and immediately want to see you every night that week. Sound familiar?

This is great if you're looking for that sort of thing, but if you're as I once was, you're not ready to commit that much time to someone you barely know, especially if the chemistry wasn't that great to begin with you have to wonder if this person is like that with everyone. Wouldn't it be great if you could type their phone number into a system, and every time they called, it went straight to voicemail? This is ingenious for daters that are having a hard time getting rid of someone who can't take the clue.

It's even better that they're currently offering a 7-day free trial, and after this period it's only $2.99 a month! $2.99 a month to stop those annoying phone calls from randoms and telemarketers? I'll be holding out for an iPhone version! Why didn't they have this technology when I was still dating? Head on over to, or you can buy the app through