Will you accept Chris Harrison’s dating app?


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As host of the ABC “Bachelor” franchise, Chris Harrison plays cupid for some of the world’s most hopeless romantics. Now, singles everywhere can have the expertise of Harrison’s matchmaking without ever having to dip a toe in a hot tub.

Harrison on Wednesday launched the dating app, At First Sight, which allows someone looking for a potential mate to search a bank of video profiles straight from a smartphone.

“You can only learn so much from a photo,” Harrison says, “but video profiles really give you a sense of who someone is and whether you’d like to meet them in person. It’s an easier, more natural way to connect with people and figure out if you have chemistry together.”

This labor of love is a joint effort between Harrison and the creators of “The Bachelor,” who claim a smart technology and questions that reveal telling factors about a member’s personality help to make At First Sight a one-of-a-kind online dating tool.

The app is available now for iPhone and Android, and will be on the Web soon as well.

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