happn have launched bans for users to adopt ‘cheesy’ pick-up lines on their platform. More than 85% of people have experienced a cheesy line at least once in their life, whether it be “Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only ten I see” or “Do you like raisins? How about a date?”. People all over the world have had to try to navigate these cringe-worthy encounters. A further 90% said that they have turned down someone who used a cheesy-line.
happn have introduced The Cheese-bot, a brand new piece of dating software which detects any whiff of a cheesy phrase or word should singles attempt to add any such thing to their profile.
The Cheese-bot is an automated system that will be active on the site from Saturday 2nd April, on a 24-hour detection and high alert for bad pick-up etiquette, and takes no prisoners. If singles try to add certain banned pick-up words or lines, such as:
1. “If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put ‘U’ and ‘I’ together.”
2. “Are you a parking ticket? Because you’ve got FINE written all over you.”
3. “Do you have a name, or can I call you Mine?”
Users who opt to send ‘cheesy’ chat-up lines will be blocked out of their account for 24-hours.
happn are taking a strong approach in their crackdown on cheesy dating. Ipek Kucuk, dating and trends expert at happn comments: “This needs to stop. Singles have suffered long enough with bad pick-up lines and cheesy conversations. At happn, we don’t think this is the best way to find the love of your life, you should be putting your best foot forward, not starting off on an awkward note. It is for this reason we created The Cheese-bot. We know that we won’t ever be able to eradicate cheese from dating, but we can certainly try.”
happn is on a mission to inject the romance back into dating, and many will agree it’s been a long time coming. People all over the world will finally be able to have a normal conversation when finding love, free of awkward lines and moments.