Could new Instamour app help you find love?

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January 13, 2014 2:32:26 PM PST
Northeast Philadelphia native Jason Sherman isn't just trying to help you meet your better half, he's also looking for his.

"Dating is tough. You have to drive, e-mail, meet and spend money and then there is no chemistry and you are like, 'Ugh. I just spent all of that time.'" He told Action News.

Sherman says he's tried various dating websites and kept running into the same snags: e-mailing back and forth, false pictures, the "Catfish" syndrome.

So he created Instamour. It's a free, video-based app where you can sort of meet before you meet in person. It's reportedly coming soon to Android devices.

"I said, 'Why not do videos where you can really see someone's personality and get to know someone better... have a web chat with them to see if you want to go to the next level of meeting them in person.'"

You can upload up to 4 videos that you can quickly record right into the app.

If you like what you see, you can kick-start a private conversation."

"You can instant chat like a text message without giving out your phone number. You can call each other without giving out your phone number, and and video chat without giving your Skype ID.

Lovebirds Antonio and Longnu met on Instamour and say the live aspect ensures the interaction is authentic.

"It's making sure that the person is real - flat out making sure that who we press or see in a picture is who they say they are," Antonio says.

Two and a half months later, the love connection they created with a cellular connection is still going strong.

"We can't stay mad at each other. We can't!" Longnu Nhan says. "We literally can't!"

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