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A New Twist to Online Dating, Send an Email to Anyone Using Their License Plate

You just saw your soulmate drive past you on the road. The only problem is you never met them before and you have no way to contact them. That is until SearchPlates.com comes to the rescue. Yet another wacky online service.

"SearchPlates.com allows you to contact any driver you see on the road instantly using their license plate," says Scott Rose, Vice President of SearchPlates.com, which launched several months ago and already has more than 3 million license plates registered on the site.

"Using your cell phone, you can send a text message right then and there to any license plate you see on the road, and if that license plate is registered on our site, the message gets immediately delivered to the cell phone linked to it.

Or when you get home, you can log onto our web site and send a message that the other person will receive when they log in. But never would someone else get your real name, email address or phone number from us. That's up to the two of you after contact is made.

If the other car has a license plate that's not yet registered, SearchPlates.com stores the message and notifies you when that plate becomes registered.

Use of the site is free. Anyone can register at http://www.searchplates.com (opens in new tab) to check if they have messages waiting for them.

All messages sent through SearchPlates.com are both private and anonymous and only the details you wish to make private are shared. Several of the technologies and processes involved in SearchPlates.com are patent-pending.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.