The dating app Bantr from TV programme Ted Lasso is no longer fictional, as Bumble has brought it to life as a feature on its app.
Launching on October 13th, users will be automatically connected with each other to chat without any photos being displayed. If the two users agree to continue talking after the 3 minutes is up, their chat will be moved to Bumble’s regular conversation feature and profiles will become visible.
Chatting without visible profile photos is how the fictional app Bantr works in Ted Lasso, and features in the show’s plot. Two characters, who know each other in real life, get talking anonymously on Bantr before finding out their true identities in a comedic moment.
Bantr will be available in weekly events once users RSVP. The feature will be available in the U.S., UK, Canada and Australia. Bumble users will get the chance to redeem a two month subscription to Apple TV+, where Ted Lasso is streamed from.
“The premise of Bantr is a dating experience many of our members have expressed interest in over the years,” says Olivia Yu, Bumble’s Global Vice President of Partnerships.
“Bantr Live enables our community to connect with someone unexpected and learn more about a person before seeing them. We look forward to people on Bumble having fun with Bantr Live and connecting and dating in a new and exciting way.”