Double says matches are 50% higher when users do *this*
Is the thought of another Tinder date totally, utterly soul-destroying? Have you pretty much lost the will to date *ahem* live? Well, new app Double might be about to change all that.
Here’s the deal. Double allows users to sign up in pairs and go on double dates, and has found that on average, matches are 50% higher than dating apps where people meet one on one.
Apparently it’s down to the ‘Cheerleader effect’, whereby people are more attractive when photographed in groups since the mind averages out the bad bits of all the faces to make the best of each one. As a result, users are more likely to swipe right.
We can’t help but think of the safety benefits, too. Stats in 2015 showed that crimes linked to apps like Tinder had increased sevenfold. On the other hand, double dating means you eliminate the risks with meeting strangers alone.
So is it worth a go? Writer Alix Fox tells her Double story:
“I enlist my pal Anita to be my dating sidekick. I’m worried about what’ll happen if we both fancy the same man, but I needn’t fret: it turns out that while I like the energy of younger blokes, Anita favours mature, secure guys.
“When we finally connect with a pair who are a great match for us both, locking down a date when four busy people are free to meet proves virtually impossible.
“But wait! There’s an ‘appy ending. Despite the app’s intention for both Anita and I to find a match together I exchange numbers with Jay, 31 and we meet for sake and sushi. He’s witty and warm, and we agree to go out again. Maybe Double will stop me being single after all – even if I use it to date solo.”
Hmm, sounds like a lot of work. What do you think?