The majority of the most popular dating apps — like Tinder, Happn, and Hinge — don’t allow users to share or upload videos.
Reddit’s popular AMA feature, for example, will often feature photos of celebrity posters holding up dated, handwritten signs.
Services like Twitter use a stringent verification process, for those they see fit to award the notorious blue checkmark.
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.
If an unwanted dick pic is gross, imagine the nightmare possibilities of video.
These dating companies have yet to find a silver bullet for video moderation, and so the responsibility often falls onto users.
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.
Video can also act as a shield against the unknown. Dodging the infamous trap of catfishing: people posing as someone else online.
The general idea has long been a peril of the internet, but the phrase itself comes from a 2010 documentary .
Dating apps, eager to differentiate themselves, are quick to try new trends.