Video dating app

Geoff Cook, the co-founder of Meet Me, the social network behind the new app, notes that a problem with traditional photo-based dating services is that photos — even those that come from Facebook — are often outdated and misleading.A video, on the other hand, is not only a more accurate representation of a potential suitor’s attractiveness, but a chance to show off personality and creativity — you know, the real you.Other popular apps like Tinder, Happn and Ok Cupid haven't announced any plans to add video.However, Tinder bought the video messaging app Wheel in February, so its video feature probably isn't too far away.

Prospective dates can scan through the videos and decide who they’re interested in, but are only able to chat with users who have expressed reciprocal interest.Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking.So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry’s larger embrace of “Stories” as a means of offering an angle into people’s lives, activities, and interests.This week, both Hinge and Zoosk’s Lively are rolling out support for video, each in their own way.Hinge, for example, will now allow users to augment their user profiles on the service with video.

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