Hinge Introduces ‘Date From Home’ Feature to Organise Virtual Dates

Hinge has launched a new ‘Date From Home’ feature that allows users to show their matches whether or not they are available for a virtual date.

During this ongoing period of lockdown and self-isolation in countries all over the world, singles are looking for new ways to meet potential romantic partners.

A recent survey from Hinge showed that 70% of users are open to conducting virtual dates on video platforms, such as Zoom, Facetime or WhatsApp. However, the same analysis found that one-third of daters feel the transition from messaging to face-to-face conversation is the part of dating that they feel least confident about.

Therefore, Hinge released the ‘Date From Home’ update that is designed to make the process a little bit easier.

Each party can choose if they are ready to engage in a voice or video call with their match, a decision that is only visible to the other person if they both select yes.

Once they are both on the same page about taking the relationship to the next level, Hinge prompts them both to set up a time for their first call.

Chief Product Officer Tim MacGougan said in a statement: “While we may need to be physically distant right now, we can still be socially connected. We are excited for the launch of ‘Date from Home’ as a new and easy way for our users to continue their dating lives.”

Match Group’s CEO Shar Dubey revealed that the company is “moving quickly” to introduce video features across its portfolio in the near future.

Visit the Hinge website here.

Dominic Whitlock

Dominic is the Editor for Global Dating Insights. Originally from Devon, England he achieved a BA in English Language & Linguistics from The University of Reading. He enjoys a variety of sports and has a further passion for film and music.

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