Making a good dating video
The company says users can add videos up to 30 seconds long, by pulling from those that already exist on their phone.
So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry’s larger embrace of “Stories” as a means of offering an angle into people’s lives, activities, and interests.And if you want proof that technology has actually made things The clip is called "Video Dating" and was uploaded by Found Footage Festival, a group that culls unbelievable clips from vintage VHS tapes, a few years ago.It's been re-uploaded to Vimeo and You Tube so many times that it's tough to tell how many times it's been viewed, but it's gone viral a few times over.The footage in "Video Dating" is from 1987, FFF says, and features men basically delivering the video equivalent of a Tinder bio.They sit in front of colorful backgrounds and try to sell themselves to the women who are (hopefully) watching. Combine them with the unfortunate mustaches and loud sweater patterns, and you have to cringe.Shortly after, Bumble will roll out its own video support as well.
Announced in January, Bumble VID will allow users to share video “stories” on their profile.
“It’s more of a way to storytell, and express yourself beyond a photo,” explains Bumble co-founder CEO Whitney Wolfe, “but in a way that was native to how we in our audience already use social media video.
We didn’t want to reinvent the wheel – we wanted to just take what was already working well in other platforms, and give them the opportunity to do that with people they don’t know yet, versus their friends,” she says.
In the updated app, users will be able to pick a topic and start chatting with others who are also available to chat.
But unlike with Lively’s profile videos, the chat feature allows users to start their session with their screen blurred.
This week, both Hinge and Zoosk’s Lively are rolling out support for video, each in their own way.