From Friday nights at the Blockbuster to bizarro dating shows, we’d be willing to be that most millennials wish they could relive the 90s. Fortunately, while we may never see the inside of a movie store again, singles can now meet people as if they too were cast by MTV thanks to Tinder Canada and their new Blind Date feature, which was just launched from coast to coast.
Popularized by shows like Next, Singled Out, Room Raiders and more recently Love is Blind, dating someone “personality first” may seem unusual (especially in the age of swiping right) but it can be pretty fun!
“Inspired by the OG way to meet someone new, usually at the hand of a meddlesome aunt or well-meaning friend, Blind Date gives the daters of today a low-pressure way to put their personality first and find a match they truly vibe with,” the company said in a news release.
“The experience reflects the modern dating habits of Gen Z, who value authenticity, and also taps into their ‘90s nostalgia with a callback to dating in a pre-smartphone world.”
So how does it work?
It’s simple! Each member will be given a short series of icebreaker questions and then they’ll be paired with one another based on commonalities.
After they’ve been paired they’ll enter a timed chat where they’ll be given prompts to get the conversation going. Once your time runs out participants will ask if they’d like to chat further, then find out if there’s a match.
“We’ve all seen the mix of anticipation and excitement going on a blind date brought some of our favourite movie or TV characters, and we wanted to recreate that experience for today’s generation with the Blind Date feature,” said Kyle Miller, VP of Product Innovation at Tinder.
Interested in trying it out? The Blind Date Feature on Tinder Canada can be found in the explore section between 6 pm and midnight daily, all you’ll have to do is sign in and chat away.
Who knows, you might meet your ‘forever.’ If not, you’ll at least have a story to tell. Enjoy and good luck!