Got cold feet about online dating? Use the buddy system! A new internet dating service, Tandem, sets people up on double-dates. Users designate a plus-one before setting up dates with other users, and both users then bring their pal on the date. According to Tandem founders, this makes for a less awkward, more comfortable dynamic, and also encourages people to be themselves. Nervous about being alone with a stranger? There’s safety in numbers. Plus, even if the date is a wash, at least you got to hang out with your best friend.