Bumble launches new features to help you date during quarantine

Bumble launches new features to help you date during quarantine

On the heels of many dating apps adding new features to make dating a bit easier amid the coronavirus pandemic, Bumble has released a bundle of their own.

One is their “Virtual Dating” badge, which, like Hinge’s new Date From Home feature, intends to smooth the awkward transition between chatting on the app and going to a voice/video call. If you’re interested in virtual dates, simply add the badge to your profile; the app has promised to make a donation to the WHO-COVID Solidarity Response Fund (on top of the $100,000 it’s already donated) for every person who adds the badge up to $10,000.

“We’re in a time where it’s paramount that people physically distance themselves IRL but that doesn’t mean we need to be socially disconnected altogether,” Whitney Wolfe Herd, Bumble founder and CEO, told Mashable. “In fact, in a time like this it’s more important than ever to stay connected and engaged with others — and let’s face it, connection is a a fundamental part of being human so we will find a way to stay in touch!”  Read more…

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