What ever happened to old fashioned dating? You know, when you meet someone at a party, or at a park, or maybe they are standing in a museum admiring your favourite artwork? Ok, maybe that last bit only happens for Blair Waldorf, but a girl can dream!
Now, finding your soulmate is just a swipe away, and you can now test your compatibility based on their taste in music. Bumble, the female-led dating site is teaming up with the music streaming service, Spotify, to allow users to take a quick look at their potential match’s favourite artists. This partnership will link the two sites enabling users to discover different music by simply clicking on the artists, bringing them to the artists Spotify profile. If you don’t like their taste in music you can simply just swipe them away, its as easy as that!
This new partnership isn’t rolling out for another few weeks, so don’t worry, that will give you enough time to get rid of the music that might be a bit too embarrassing for the world to see. But, according to Tech Crunch, once the new update is up and running, there will be an option that will allow you to hide your secret musical loves.
The new feature creates a new gate for users to discover different kinds of music, new artists, whilst too being able to learn a little bit more about their potential suitor before they swipe. “Music says a lot about who we are as people and connecting culturally can serve a foundation for creating meaningful relationships” explained Whitney Wolfe, CEO and founder of the company.
Not only does this allow for great publicity for both companies and artists, it also acts as an icebreaker when trying to navigate that dreadful first conversation. Now you can do so with a little bit more info on the person, that’s not so creepy right? But hey, who doesn’t like a good stalk before dating someone.