It starts by building a network of single ladies and bachelors.Users sign onto The Datable with a Facebook account and start tagging datable friends.
Sign up, tag a lot of friends and see your "datable" network grow, the founders say. In that group, there will likely be 10 singles who you've never met, the founders explain. There are no Facebook wall prompts and users also have full control over who sees your lists.
The company also has taken precautions to include blocking or flagging features.
Labeling someone as "datable" sends an invite to their Facebook inbox.
Datable users are essentially inviting these singles to join the network.
The Datable team believes adding a social layer to online dating and matching individuals with non-strangers is the future.
It's something that's missing from dominant dating sites such as or e Harmony, the team says. There are lots of dating sites, but they are not leveraging social.
You can find volumes on romance, intimacy and passion in marriage — not much on being good friends as husband and wife.
But couples can ignite their love life by boosting the quality of their friendship.
I would say my boyfriend and I were "dating" long before we were in a relationship.
I say we were "dating" in the beginning because we were regularly going on dates right off the bat.
Of course, marking someone "datable" doesn't mean you want to date them yourself.