The majority of the most popular dating apps — like Tinder, Happn, and Hinge — don’t allow users to share or upload videos.
Even newer apps, like Hater or Wingman, stick to photos.
Those seeking love aren’t want for options — at least when it comes to dating apps.
Dozens of services now let users connect with others based on religion, sexuality, race, hobbies, specific sexual interests, or even just a love of bacon.
Just as we were all settling on the consensus that Tinder is, albeit unexpectedly, the dating app we’ve been waiting for, some tech bros have come along to improve it — by replacing photos of potential dates with videos.
Tech Crunch reports that Charm, a new dating app that’s like the love child of Tinder and Vine, is launching today.
Erica and Lainey try to find Bill a woman of interest by using new technology for dating.
They recruit Adam to create a demo reel, but Beverly insists she will find someone the old fashioned way.
A video, on the other hand, is not only a more accurate representation of a potential suitor’s attractiveness, but a chance to show off personality and creativity — you know, the real you.While the app’s tagline — “Because you are so much more than a profile pic” — is sort of heartwarming, it seems like Charm’s developers have overlooked the very factors that made Tinder a success in the first place.A large part of Tinder’s appeal is that it’s casual and not too personal: As Ann Friedman recently noted, users like the non-profile, which “circumvents the panic that comes with signing up for most dating sites and carefully answering dozens of questions designed to convey who you are and what you’re looking for in a life partner.” It’s hard to think of anything less casual than creating a self-promotional video clip designed to show off your most dateable attributes.Looking for love on your cellphone is a typical part of dating these days.
And considering the variety of dating sites to choose from, there might be just as many dates that end in disaster.The limitation is at odds with the flood of video onto Instagram, Whats App, and Facebook, following the rise in popularity of Snapchat.