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Here's 34th Street Magazine's "Toast" to dear old Penn: A new dating app that allows people to go on 30 second live video dates was recently launched at Penn. A correction has been appended to the bottom of this article. How does Spin the Bottle Video Chat work? Spin the Bottle is a live video dating app, and it lets you go on 30 second video dates.
But this time instead of playing in a room with friends, you are playing on your phone with compatible people nearby.
Compatibility is determined based on age, gender Spin the bottle dating website location, similar to most dating apps.
And then you spin a virtual bottle with the swipe of your finger, and the way you swipe actually affects how it spins so there is some skill involved. The users move around in circles, so you have to strategically decide when to spin. After you spin and the bottle lands, it then sets you up on that 30 second video chat with whoever it lands on.
And if both users like each other, it then creates a new match.
We also offer bonus features, which are pretty cool. The dates are actually anywhere from thirty to ninety seconds long because each user can freeze the clock once for thirty seconds.
And then after you match up, we offer free voice calling, video calling and text messaging, all within the app.
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And we were going to launch city by city, but we wanted to get more people onto the app sooner. How did you think of this idea? I thought of doing a live video dating app because most dating apps today are photo-based, and after I established the general concept of live video speed dating, I started thinking of names, themes and how it can the user experience fun and memorable.
The dating industry is a very crowded market, so I knew we would need more than just live video to stand out. Live video and dating can be intimidating, so by doing it in the context of a fun, iconic and familiar game, we thought it would help take away some of the pressure. What are the advantages of video dating? Sure you can get some insight from a photo, but that is also assuming that they even look like their picture.
The solution to this is simple: We believe that live video dates will lead to more meaningful connections, better in-person dates and that therefore it will reduce the number of dates needed to find your match.
Is Spin the bottle dating website app free? The app is completely free, all the core features are free. We do, however, offer three bonus features. All the video chatting, the spinning, the video dates, messaging — all that is completely free and unlimited. Do the people on your spin floor have to be on the app at "Spin the bottle dating website" moment you spin? So as long as you have the game turned on, you can actually still be brought back into the app because you will receive a iOS notification alerting you that someone landed on you, and then as long as you go back in the app in time you will then get pulled into that video date.
Is the app only available for iPhone right now? However, Android users can sign up on our website for our upcoming beta that will be early next year.
Give it a spin. This interview has been edited lightly for clarity. Sign up for our newsletter Get our newsletter, Dear Penndelivered to your inbox every weekday morning. For more information, check out https: A previous version of this article included several transcription errors. Some words were substituted for similar-sounding ones while others were omitted or paraphrased.
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