Spotify and Bumble have teamed up to potentially make app dating infinitely less awkward once and for all. According to the music streaming app’s website, Bumble will soon incorporate users’ Spotify profile history to allow for increased compatibility and conversation starters.
Many people who thrive on the casualness, awkwardness, and free-spiritedness of similar dating apps like Tinder that are infamous for their lack of boundaries won’t be too fond of this news. This honest-to-goodness compatibility asset may come off as too cheesy for many, but the good news is that the new feature is completely optional for users of the hottest new dating app on the market.
Personally, I’ve always been adamant about likemindedness playing a significant role in the getting-to-know-you stages of relationships. In my mind, the “opposites attract” theory is total crap that people use as cop-outs when their parents realize they have nothing in common.
I’m all for this Spotify-Bumble tag-team. If you don’t like it, Bumble doesn’t make you turn it on and have to deal with it. That’s a win-win in my book. But you know what’s even better?
It immediately brings to light oh-no-no’s that could make or break a relationship.
Good to know at least one fictional person is a big fan of the idea..