Internet dating funny video
Cafferata says that catfishing was the impetus behind Video Date. As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.Instamour co-founder Jason Sherman and several other dating app creators recite this line of thinking to .
The general idea has long been a peril of the internet, but the phrase itself comes from a 2010 documentary .
Instead of posing stoically or fretting over what selfies to use in a profile, the app tries to encourage users to be performative with frames like “My Donald Trump impression.” It’s not the first thing that comes to mind for friendly and flirty, but it is, at the very least, a conversation starter. Cafferata says that the downside to apps like Tinder is that photos only offer a static look at that person.
“You don't know if their voice is terrible, you don't know if they're readable,” he says.
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.