PR NEWSWIRE - Apr 26 - Abbie Wu, the woman behind iReal, got the idea for the app when she almost ended up dating a woman. "I had swiped right to this tall, handsome guy and we chatted for weeks before I was told, 'Sorry Abbie, I was bored! You were fun but I am a woman," said Abbie Wu. iReal uses manual verification of users along with a few other in-app tools. A member can set a profile picture using only the in-app camera which detects the face. The user is given 7 seconds to snap a selfie. Only verified members can send and read messages.