Dating Apps Next Major Step: Short-Form Video

In the days of social media, excessive photo taking is the new normal, but thanks to apps like Snapchat and Vine (RIP) and now Instagram stories, short form videos are becoming the new norm.

 

Dating apps are also quickly becoming the new norm. There’s an overwhelming amount to choose from, from Tinder to Bumble, from Happn to Hinge, the Millennial looking for love has quite a few options to choose from. However, the options become severely limited when you look at the apps that solely allow video uploads.

 

According The Verge, even the newer dating apps are sticking to photo only formats-- like Hate or Wingman. The lack of consideration of popular culture is actually quite shocking! Videos are an integral part of the social landscape, and it’s time dating apps get with the program. This is how artificial romantic meetups started in the 80’s, with video dating services. It’s actually quite vintage and romantic if you think about it-- like a Meg Ryan movie.

 

It should be noted that Jones, the no waiting, dating app, recently updated to allow video uploads. Jones is one of the few, but why is that? There are multiple reasons why this could be effective, and it should be taken advantage of-- even by the most hesitant of the online daters.

 

Videos showcase your personality more than any old vacation pictures or drunken girls night out photo booth strips ever could. The inflections in your voice can reveal your optimistic attitude, the way you shyly smile when describing your hobbies will humanize you. If you can take snapchat videos of yourself singing in the car, then you can upload a quick, cute video to a dating app. The latter should be considered far less embarrassing.

 

Video adds an authenticity to the otherwise forced interactions from a dating app. Additionally, It can quell your fears that they are lying about their looks or using photos from a decade ago.

 

Bumble was in midst of adding 10 second video clips to their dating service, but it seems to not be available yet. Others have tried to incorporate videos, but have failed. With apps like Lively and Musical.ly doing so well, adding the video option to a working dating system, seems not only smart, but necessary.

 

With apps like Jones taking advantage of this previously uncharted territory, the dating game might soon be changed for the better. “Video has the potential to make the vetting process easier, says Marcel Cafferata creator of 2012 video app Video date,” The Verge reports.

 

With too many catfish lurking through deep in the social media waters, and too many dates that begin with an immediate lack of connection, video might be a huge time saver. It will help you weed out the ones that aren’t for you, and draw you to the ones that are.


All major social networking apps are adding video to their service including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. So, it’s time for dating apps to get with the times! 

 

Come on, guys Jones already did! What are you waiting for?!

 

 

In these social media times, excessive photo taking is a standard practice, but thanks to apps like Snapchat and Vine (RIP) and now Instagram stories, short form videos are becoming the new norm.

 

 

Dating apps are also quickly becoming part of our new norm. There’s an overwhelming amount to choose from, from Tinder to Bumble, from Happn to Hinge, the Millennial looking for love has quite a few options to choose from. However, the options become severely limited when you look at the apps that solely allow video uploads.

 

 

According to The Verge, even the newer dating apps are sticking to photo only formats-- like Hate or Wingman. The lack of consideration of popular culture is actually quite shocking! Videos are an integral part of the social landscape, and it’s time dating apps get with the program.

 

 

This is how artificial romantic meetups started in the 80’s, with video dating services. It’s actually quite vintage and romantic if you think about it-- like a Meg Ryan movie.

 

It should be noted that Jones, the no waiting, dating app, recently updated to allow video uploads. Jones is one of the few, but why is that? There are multiple reasons why this could be effective, and it should be taken advantage of-- even by the most hesitant of the online daters.

 

 

Videos showcase your personality more than any old vacation pictures or drunken girls night out photo booth strips ever could. The inflections in your voice can reveal your optimistic attitude, the way you shyly smile when describing your hobbies will bring your personality to life.

 

 

If you can take Snapchat videos of yourself singing in the car, then you can upload a quick, cute video to a dating app. The latter should be considered far less embarrassing.

 

Video adds an authenticity to the otherwise forced interactions from a dating app. Additionally, It can quell your fears that they are lying about their looks or using photos from a decade ago.

 

 

Bumble was in midst of adding 10-second video clips to their dating service, but it seems to not be available yet. Others have tried to incorporate videos, but have failed. With apps like Lively and Musical.ly doing so well, adding the video option to a working dating system, seems not only smart but necessary.

 

 

With apps like JONES taking advantage of this previously uncharted territory, the dating game might soon be changed for the better. “Video has the potential to make the vetting process easier, says Marcel Cafferata creator of 2012 video app Video date,” The Verge reports.

 

 

With too many catfish lurking through deep in the social media waters, and too many dates that begin with an immediate lack of connection, a video might be a huge time saver. It will help you weed out the ones that aren’t for you, and draw you to the ones that are.


All major social networking apps are adding video to their service including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. So, it’s time for dating apps to get with the times! 

 

 

Come on, guys JONES already did! What are you waiting for?!

 

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Our Top 5 Met Gala's Chicest Couples

The infamous annual Met Gala (AKA the Super Bowl of fashion) recently took place in New York City at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art. The theme of the night was Comme des Garçons, which is fashion label founded by the event’s honorary chair, Rei Kawakubo. The event brought out a slew of fancily dressed celebrities and their equally famous significant others—together they served major fashion looks.

 

1.    Selena Gomez and The Weeknd

 

Selena wore a vintage inspired Coach gown and The Weeknd donned a chic Valentino suit. The duo effortlessly gilded up the Met Gala stairs looking regal and romantic. You'd be hard pressed to find a photo where they two don't look madly in love. 

 

2.    Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

 

Not only are these two one of the cutest couples in Hollywood, they are also one of the most fashionable. Teigen wore a stunning black and white Marchesa gown and Legend rocked a white Burberry tuxedo jacket with black slacks—together the couple looked picture perfect, but what else is new...

 

3.    Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

 

This famous couple also held the honorary titles of co-chairs of the event. Going with a sleek gray themed the duo wowed—with Gisele wearing a backless Stella McCartney dress and Tom wearing a dapper suit. Although they didn’t quite follow the night’s bold theme, they still looked effortlessly chic.

 

4.    Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod

 

The debut red carpet appearance of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez proved to be an exciting and adorable moment. The couple posed happily for photos, and A-Rod was even spotted snapping his own Iphone pictures of the event. Jennifer wore a Valentino gown fit for a princess, while A-Rod joined the cool guys club and wore a Tom Ford suit.

 

5.    Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

 

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are the epitome of couple goals, and they prove this time and time again during every public appearance—The Met Gala was no exception. Blake wore a gold embellished Atelier Versace gown with a long blue train, and Ryan matched his bow tie to her look— prom style. So precious, so stylish.

 

Who was your favorite red carpet couple?

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