Speed dating online video
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.
You’re showing your flaws, your personality, the real you — and that can be terrifying.” Lively launched in 2016 under the umbrella of Zoosk, an online dating site and mobile app; Behrouzi also acts as the company’s senior vice president of product.
In March, Lively introduced Quickies, a Snapchat-like feature that allows users to record short clips of themselves with frames and filters.
Even newer apps, like Hater or Wingman, stick to photos.
Behrouzi says the company wants to people to have fun.
The frames have more purpose than beautifying a self-portrait. Behrouzi calls video dating largely uncharted territory, but points to Snapchat’s success as an admirable model. “With Lively, you’re posting/sending videos to people you don’t know, which can be intimidating.” Video has the potential to make the vetting process easier, says Marcel Cafferata, creator of 2012 video app Video Date.
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.
But broadly, video hasn’t become a core feature for dating’s most popular services.