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.
Video-dating services enjoyed popularity in the ‘80s, when suitors would record personal profiles on VHS tapes to be sorted and distributed to potential matches by dating services.Clips of these cringe-worthy videos exist online today, where subjects speak directly into a camera about who they are and what they’re looking for.“I’m an executive by day and a wild man by night,” says one in a video cut together by The Found Footage Festival. The goddess is the woman, is a woman, is any woman, is all women.” The archive alone offers one answer to why video dating apps haven’t taken off: do we want our pining to be public? Startups have tried for decades to update video dating for modern audiences.“I’m looking for the goddess,” waxes another, rose in hand. The most prolific botched video-dating platform is hidden in plain sight.Popular dating apps are managing just fine with ads, in-app purchase models, and subscription-based services.
Implementing video requires time and money for development, QAing, and teaching users how to understand it.The limitation is at odds with the flood of video onto Instagram, Whats App, and Facebook, following the rise in popularity of Snapchat.The problem isn’t necessarily a general aversion to video dating, which has been around longer than smartphones and the internet.Now #You Tube Music Premium subscribers can listen directly in the #Waze app.Start navigating → yt.be/music/Waze twitter.com/waze/status/11… pic.twitter.com/opm3b By AWO Balancing an open platform while protecting our community isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it.Earlier this year, reported that popular dating app Bumble was adding 10-second clips to its service, though it’s yet to be made available.