Trending News: Coupled-Up? This Dating App Lets You Set Your Friends Up On Dates
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No need to steal your single friends’ phones to get in on the dating app action. Now couples and married people can play matchmaker with their friends using the Hinge dating app.
If you’ve ever swiped on a dating app, you’ve probably learned to stop doing it around your coupled-up friends. Why? Because as true as the sun will rise, they’re going to snatch your phone and start swiping for you.
As a single guy who uses said apps, I get the appeal of swiping on your friend’s phone, I really do. Swiping through cute men and women is fun! Too bad online dating also comes with a dark abyss of loneliness, as quite accurately portrayed in this promo video for Hinge.
But if you’re still into the apps and want a day to fend off your not-single friends, there’s finally a way for them to keep their hands and noses busy, and away from your phone.
Hinge, a dating app supposedly more real than other dating apps, has unveiled a new feature called Matchmaker. It lets married people and couples go full Yenta on your dating life.
“Matchmaker, matchmaker make me a match… Find me a find… Catch me a catch…” You get the picture.
Specifically, the new feature lets married people, couples or simply nosy people see a wider group of singles in their area and allows them to intro two people via message, as reported by Esquire.
So let’s say you know Jessica and Rick both have common interests — or common hatreds — but they don’t know each other. You can link them up and propose a meetup (without you there, hopefully).
If you’re not into the idea of letting your nosy friends — or anyone else for that matter — see that you’re using a dating app, don’t worry. You’re able to opt out and go ‘invisible.’
So does this feature mean single people can finally pull their phones out and swipe around their friends? Personally, I wouldn’t take the chance.
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Will swipe-style dating apps stand the test of time? Or will people soon give up on them and go for more thorough online dating sites?
Drop This Fact
A recent study in Psychological Science found that algorithms are still really crappy at figuring out who we’re romantically interested in.