The New App Spontana Will Recruit Random People to ‘objectively’ Rate Your Selfies

Man taking a mountaintop selfie

It’s a common dilemma: You want the best possible selfie for your dating profile, but you have no idea if the photo you’ve chosen is actually any good or not. You could ask friends or family, but there’s no way to know if they’re being honest or just saying nice things to make you feel better.

The solution? A new app called Spontana. 

When you download Spontana, the first thing you do is create an account and upload your selfie to the app. According to the site’s FAQ page, Spontana will then show your selfie to 12 different app users you don’t know, who will “objectively” rate your pic based on attractiveness from a score of 1 to 10 (10 being the best, of course). The app then removes the two lowest rankings (According to the creators this is “to avoid too subjective or irresponsible ratings,” which sounds like a fancy way of saying it’s to curb trolls) and shows you the 10 scores. The final hot-or-not score you get is called, not too surprisingly, The Attractiveness Factor.

As for those reviewers? They only know your photo, gender, and country of origin to ensure the rating is solely for the photo. You don’t have to wait too long either, since the app can give you your scores in as little as 10 minutes.

And yes, the revelation that random people don’t find your selfie particularly attractive can be a bit self-esteem crushing. The way we see it, though, it’s better to have an idea of what others think, instead of just wondering why no one is clicking on your OKCupid profile.

Of course, if you need some reference material, Spontana can provide that too: You can view the highest-rated photos of the past 24 hours, 7 days, or 30 days.

The app is currently available on iOS and Android

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