A clever application of photo search

Techcrunch posted an update about photo-search company Riya today that was pretty interesting.

Dating is another (if slightly creepy) use for the new Visual Search engine. See someone’s picture on MySpace that you like? Search on their photo to find single people who look similar and who have profiles up on match.com or other dating sites.

Taking their photo search and basically allowing you to create a “find more like this…” feature for people instead of products sounds pretty innovative to me. Perfect for the case where you know someone who’s attractive, but don’t care for his/her personality.