Bumble has posted a video of actress Tiffany Haddish and rapper Common having their first ‘virtual date’, to show users how easy it can be to have real connection while in isolation.
The pair engaged in meaningful conversation before dancing with each other and watching a movie. They also ordered in dinner and Common sent a bunch of flowers to support small local businesses.
Bumble has partnered with Uber Eats in the UK to give users £5 off their virtual date deliveries .
In the days leading up to her Bumble date, Haddish connected with fans and followers on social media to help her decide on date night attire, including which dress to wear as well as shade of lipstick.
She has also worked with Bumble before, using its Live Video feature to give advice to users about how to revamp their dating profiles in November.
While both herself and Common are looking for love on Bumble, Haddish told American morning show ‘Today’ that they are not officially dating.
Last week, Bumble launched several new virtual dating features, including a ‘Virtual Date’ badge, recorded audio notes, and expanded distance filters to allow matches nationwide.
For every ‘Virtual Date’ badge added to a user’s profile, Bumble is donating $1 to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Fund.
Bumble’s video chat feature within the app has seen a 56% increase globally during the week ending 27th March, proving the increased interest in virtual interactions and connections.
Watch the full date here.