Spin the bottle online dating
The app, which launched Wednesday, is actually less retro than it sounds.
Using video chatting, users go on 30-second speed dates to determine who is right for them."With so many 'swipe left, swipe right' dating apps out there right now, we wanted a way to take people beyond the often misleading, perfectly manicured profile pictures and get them right to face time," said Matthew Cohen, CEO and co-founder of Spin Labs.
"Looking into someone's eyes and having a conversation, even a 30 second one, can be much more revealing than reading a list of interests and seeing a gallery of heavily edited, perfectly filtered selfies."The app, however, is based on the old-school game, where participants spin the bottle to see who they will kiss.
This time players “spin the bottle”, and when it stop they will enter into a 30-second video date with a potential match.“If they're feeling the love, they can give their date a kiss and see if they return the affection.
Despite its recent launch, online dating service for casual flirt and communication has already hit 3,5 mln users.
Instead of swiping left or right on dozens of photo profiles, Spin the Bottle utilizes video chatting in hopes that it will help users develop stronger connections right away.
The app became available to University of Michigan students in early December, but is available on other college campuses across the country and is most popular at Columbia University and New York University, where it launched in September.
When someone opens the app, they are met with a circle of profile pictures centered around a graphic of a bottle.
Cohen is confident video chatting can lead to a more successful online dating experience.
He wrote the Daily in an email he found it difficult to learn any real facts about a person from a dating profile through his own online dating experiences.
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"With so many 'swipe left, swipe right' dating apps out there right now, we wanted a way to take people beyond the often misleading, perfectly manicured profile pictures and get them right to face time," said , CEO and co-founder of Spin Labs.