Have you ever wanted to grab your friend's phone and seize control of their disastrous dating life? Enter Wingman, a new app launching today that lets you set up friends with only people you deem appropriate. It's more of matchmaking app -- a little bit like handing your friend your Tinder or Bumble account and saying, "Here, you deal with this." What sets it apart from the flood of other dating apps is that singles can't create their own profiles or connect themselves with people. Your fate rests almost entirely in the the hands of your wingman or wingwoman.
Ever wanted to insert yourself into the love lives of your Facebook friends? There's a new app that will let you do just that. Matchmaker, which launches today, is the newest product from Hinge. It's designed to let you pair up your friends who are already on the dating app. This is both a great tool for nosy helpful friends everywhere and a dystopian nightmare scenario for those who really want to keep their private life, well, private.
Delta Air Lines wants to be your wingman -- a slightly dishonest wingman, but a wingman nonetheless. The Atlanta-based airline has recently teamed up with Tinder to transform the exterior of Brooklyn building into a "dating wall" covered in worldly murals depicting nine different Delta destinations. According to a press release, the idea is for Brooklynites to snap photos near the murals, upload them to their dating profiles, and trick unsuspecting Tinder dates into thinking they're more well-traveled than they actually are. FAMILY SUES DELTA OVER SMACKING PHONE FROM KID'S HAND "Until you take the trip, we'll help you fake the trip with these backdrops," the mural reads in large black letters. Delta is helping New Yorkers fake their profile photos.
There is no doubt that on the whole, the economic impacts from the lockdown and pandemic will be devastating. But while most leisure activities were throttled by the lockdown, others thrived -- just ask any of your friends that did Yoga With Adrienne (probably the same mates that brew their own kombucha). Tinder and Bumble usage alone spiked by over 20%, with Tinder registering 3 billion swipes on 28 March alone. However, the pandemic only accelerated a trend that was already in full force: finding love via apps. "Met online" is now the most common way that people report finding their significant other, streets ahead of boring old classics like "met in church" or "met in the neighbourhood". While there are a range of massively popular dating apps, including Bumble and Grindr, Tinder continues to be the most popular platform by a significant margin.