Dating at techcrunch
“It’s about learning how to date better, using specialists,” said co-founder Eric Berkowitz.
“We want to change the idea of what a dating app is.
“We wanted to figure out a way for users to make a genuine connection from right within the app, and so we decided on video.
The video feature will work like this: Every day, Coffee Meets Bagel will ask users to answer a ‘question of the day’ within a brand new video section.
Kang said that more than 50 percent beta users of the video feature who created a video were liked that day, and that folks using the video feature will be seen by 5x more people in their area.Users record up to eight seconds of video answering the question.Once they answer the question, users will be able to browse the video section for other users in their area who have answered the question, and if they like what they see, they can match with them.(The therapy is provided by licensed psychotherapists, for example.) And they might specialize even further, for example focusing on matchmaking for LGBT users.Ona users can browse general tips in the app and search the provider listings in each category.
So the hope is that a black and white photo may make you spend an extra few seconds looking at a match’s interests or profession, where you could discover something that would make you “heart” them when you’d otherwise pass.