Follow this link :
You have to be a member of the website to participate. If you are not a member yet, the website will help you to register first when you click the "New dating profile" link.
Is it an art project?
Yes. You're at Mediamatic.
Is it real?
Of course. You're at Mediamatic.
Is it anonymous?
You can use a pseudonym for your dating profile and even have multiple personalities if you wish! However, always remember that the internet is not the best place for keeping secrets:-) Also, if we detect malicious use, we'll find on you.
What are the rules?
Be NICE. For people that are less civilised: Dutch law applies so no threats, spam, slander, kiddie porn, identity theft or other mayhem please. There are more pleasant ways of being naughty.
Will you sell my data?
How do I get in touch with the other daters?
If you have a dating profile, you can leave messages for others. Your real name will not be revealed. That'll be up to you when you think it's time...
How can I edit my dating profile?
Just click on "EDIT THIS PAGE" at the top left of your profile. (you have to be logged in to do this)
Can I put my own pictures?
Yes. in edit mode, just click the grey camera icon and upload.
How can I delete my Dating Profile?
Choose "Your content" in the grey menu bar. Find your profile in the list and click "delete".
How is the dating site related to the Gastarbeider Dating project?
The Gastarbeider Dating project was the reason to launch this website in January 2008. The Dating site is also part of the Mediamatic Cultural dating project. In this project we explore the potential of cultural organisations as social hubs.
Will the dating site stay after the Gastarbeider project has ended?
Yes. We will continue to support and develop it.
Is this dating project a waste of arts funding?
We don't think so for 3 reasons.
1: The project is sponsored by Mediamatic Lab. That makes it affordable for a small organisation like Mediamatic Foundation.
2: The money and time we do spend on it is well spent because we seriously research and develop the social challenges of the arts and heritage sector with this project. Also the project is an art project in the sense that it forces the user to reconsider their perceptions and preconceptions of their contemporary surroundings. And actually, we feel it is innovative and beautiful too.
3: The project attracts visitors to our website that will also take notice of our other activities. It is effective cultural marketing.
Where can I get more help with using the dating site?
Just play with it. You won't break anything. If you avoid putting your portrait or your name in your dating profile, you probably won't even hurt your reputation with it:-).