TINDER is going old school by resurrecting the classic BLIND DATE with a virtual twist.
Singletons will have to verbally persuade and “put their personality first” before they see what their potential match looks like.
The dating app giant is hoping to bring a bit of nostalgia to the whole experience, rather than constantly swiping left and right for Mr or Mrs Right.
It comes as many younger users say they really put authenticity high on their priority list – especially after the explosion Netflix documentary Tinder Swindler about Simon Leviev (aka Shimon Hayut), who scammed millions of women.
With Fast Chat: Blind Date, people will have to answer a series of questions about icebreakers to get started, and these questions will pair them with similar simple sentences.
They will then be pressured to impress with a timed conversation, knowing nothing but their answers to the multiple choice prompts that appear.
“You can wear a shirt ____ times without washing it” and “I put ketchup on ___” are among the revealing statements users can expect.
The two can then decide if they want to like the other’s profile and eventually get to see their opponent’s face if they both get to know each other.
The feature comes as research shows that 4 in 10 Gen Z datasets will prepare for a traditional date but admit they won’t know where to start when setting up a date.
Not surprisingly, more than half said they had never been on a blind date before.
Tinder’s Kyle Miller said: “We’ve all seen the mix of anticipation and excitement in a discreet date that brought out some of our favorite movie or TV characters and We wanted to recreate that experience for today’s generation with Blind Date.
“There’s something really special about letting a conversation showcase someone’s personality, without the prejudices that can be created from photos.
“The new Blind Date experience offers a fun, surprising, fun-based way of interacting and making connections that’s completely new to Tinder.”
Fast Chat: Blind Date will begin rolling out to users in the UK, US, and other English-speaking countries today, before rolling out to other regions of the world in the coming weeks.
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