I’ve been thinking about the counterparts and there’s a couple of things I wonder about, that could improve the system.
I think someone said it on this forum before, but if the counterpart you aren’t matched with was then removed from the list of characters it would improve your chances of finding other matches because you don’t have to keep swiping on a character you can never match with.
Secondly, and this is my main idea. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me that two counterparts are the same gender. I think it would make more sense if you had two characters with the same or similar story arcs but one was male and one was female. This way you get to choose the counterpart you’d be most interested in (in my case I’m only really interested in the female characters) so it wouldn’t matter to me that the male counterpart is gone.
For example, Emmalyn’s counterpart, in my scenario, would be a male vegan animal rights activist called, I dunno, Angelo! I’m into Emmalyn so wouldn’t feel bummed about missing out on Angelo.
It seems fairer this way and then players who are into girls and players who are into boys each get a fair crack of the whip.
What do you guys think?