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?!

 

JONES App