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Anomo is onto something, as the dating and social networking app that promotes truer connections between people in the digital age. The ingenious app allows users to select a representative avatar to serve as a mask while they mix and mingle on the app, playing ice-breaker games to get to know others, without revealing their true identity, until they are ready.

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The app has just released a Version 2 that adds more functionality and features to help people, Including Intent, which allows users to state their reason for using the app, and Mingle, which incorporates a smart brain to better match compatible people based on their icebreaker answers.

As Oscar Wilde expressed, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” And so people feel less inhibited and more honest behind their avatars, as they tell more about themselves at a pace at which they are comfortable.

For anyone who has shied away from dating apps or creating public profiles with their photos and vitals for the whole world wide web to see, Anomo offers a safe haven, where the user only gives out as much information as they wish. If this leads to a real connection and perhaps an in-person meeting, then wonderful’ but in case the cyber meeting hits a dead-end, then feelings are spared. On the other hand, if a user is as enamored with the photo eventually unveiled as much as they are the personality of the anonymous avatar, then the seeds of a genuine relationship are sewn.

Anomo is the brainchild of James Sun, a young and handsome entrepreneur who despite all his good looks and success admits to being an introvert when it comes to meeting strangers. He invented Anomo to help others like himself make friends -- and maybe more -- with other like-minded people who desire to get to know another person based on more meaningful data than a profile pic on a matchmaking site.

Anomo is a free app available on the App Store and Google Play.

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