Disruptive to Online Dating
innovation & fun
To use online gaming to help people make real connections in the offline world.
Who we are
Founder Rene Reyes is a native New Yorker and die-hard entrepreneur who created Four Player Chess when he was 18 and dropped out of college to make a difference on the planet. Rene now holds two patents on solar energy products and boasts a successful track record in construction, technology infrastructure, software development and 3D modeling. His passion is using design and engineering to connect individuals and build communities. Tying in perfectly to Karma, he’s also a hobby astrologist and anthropologist.
Rene started dating online in 2007 post-divorce and tried a number of sites. He quickly grew bored and tired of scams (fake profiles, connection requests when you’re on the free plan that evaporate as soon as you upgrade), fraud (people on the site to con daters out of their money), and hearing about predatory activity towards women on the sites, including friends being stalked and having to take their pictures down.
What we do and how we do it
Karma is the ONLY game you need to play to find your soulmate.
Karma evolved from a complex algorithm developed by Rene Reyes and based on extensive research and analysis about how people shop for people. It takes into account more than 350 characteristics that play into the dating decision-making process across the categories of values, compatibility and intimate preferences.
Enter through one of three doors – Values, Compatibility or Intimate Preferences.
Select your Avatar.
Jump straight into the Game and start meeting other Avatars…
To find your soulmates open your Journeybook and answer as many or few questions about yourself as you like relating to Values, Compatibility and Intimate Preferences. This hones in on people like you and gives others an idea of who you are and what you’re like.
See instantly the list of your potential soulmates get smaller and watch how you get closer and closer to finding people with Similar Values, Compatible in a vast number of areas and brave enough to share their Intimate Preferences. Watch how at every move your Algorithm Key changes to show you just how close you are to someone and then…
Get to know your potential soulmates through “truth bomb” questions, astrology matches, game challenges and music sharing.
Zap players who don’t represent themselves truthfully, who don’t play nice, or who just caught you in a bad mood. But when you zap, you must declare why, even if it’s just because you could and everyone in the community knows how many players you’ve zapped and why.
Stay anonymous as long as you would like by storing your photos, video and any other personal information locked in your safe, until you decide to open your safe to a potential soulmate.
Buy one life for $1.99, six lives for $6.99 or nine lives for $9.99. Life purchases last up to 30 days, but your Avatar can last for as long as you renew and you can renew at any life package that you’d like.
The news page always shows the game stats – how many players have connected in person? How many people have been zapped? Why are people getting zapped? How many people have found their soulmates?
Why we do what we do
According to the October 2013 Pew Research Internet Project on Online Dating & Relationships, half (54%) of online daters have felt that someone else seriously misrepresented themselves in their profile. And more seriously, someone has contacted 42% of female and 17% of male online daters through an online dating site or app in a way that made them feel harassed or uncomfortable.
We believe that the integration of game playing in online and mobile dating is the answer to the mundane sea of standard dating sites filled with misrepresenters, scammers, harassers and the non-stop barrage of renewal and upgrade emails.
We believe that the power should belong to the dater, not the dating site.
What makes us unique?
This isn’t your mom’s dating site – Karma brings fun and excitement back into finding your soulmate. Karma is an alternative, more immersive experience because:
Games are competitive – you’re in the game to find your soulmate and you’re competing against other players like you
Games are constantly changing – they challenge you
Games require taking risks – you can get zapped anytime
Games have scores, winners and losers – Karma is transparent, so you can see all the game stats, all the time
Because we help the player enjoy the adventure along the way to winning