Patent Number: 8,793,314

Title: Method and system for creating events and matching users via blended profiles

Abstract: Certain embodiments teach a method and system for pairing users, whom do not know each other for an event, on a social networking platform. The social dining system matches people with common interests and organizes an offline event, such as a meal at a restaurant, based on user profiles, availability, and other attributes. For example, the social dining system can schedule a group meal for a user, and five to seven other people that share an interest with the user. In cases where a user prefers to be attend events with at least one known user, a single profile for the user and the known user is created as a mutual or a blended profile. The system then creates an event by matching the mutual profile with other members using a blending algorithm.

Inventors: Spivak; Katharine D. (San Jose, CA), Winters; Jon H. (San Mateo, CA)

Assignee: BlendAbout, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018