How Cute: Patent Suggests Apple Wants to Play Matchmaker for You and Nearby Strangers

Imagine: You walk into a bar and instantly your iPhone tells you there are five people there who also like classic death metal and produce photography. Well Mac Rumors found an Apple patent that may do just that.

The patent suggests that iPhones will eventually share a user's personal data (everything from downloaded songs and games to common bookmarks and contacts). All so he can find other iPhone'ers nearby with common interests. Aka making friends.

The foreseeable problem: Do you really want to re-meet your ex who also liked The Doors and Scrabble? [US Patent & Trademark Office via Mac Rumors]