Airbnb and Bumble Are Here With the Chance at Winning an Epic Virtual Date
It’s not easy to find love when you’re sheltered in place.
Even though we haven’t lost the ability to swipe on the many apps that exist today, it’ll be a while before wining and dining with that cute, new match of yours will become a regular activity again. That leaves us to find new ways to connect, although that’s much easier said than done.
Zoom calls aren’t a bad place to start, but how can we kick your basic video chat up a notch?
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That’s where Airbnb’s “Online Experiences” comes into play. With the concept initially launching back in April of this year, allowing guests to globetrot from the comfort of their couch with once-in-a-lifetime activities, the marketplace company has turned to dating app Bumble to pick its top options that’ll make for an all-around amazing virtual date in just a couple clicks.
From cooking classes in Florence and tarot reading in Texas, to dance lessons in Columbia and sheep farming in New Zealand, your choices really are endless. And to encourage more connections while we practice social distancing, Bumble is sponsoring a contest with 100 of its trusted users earning a chance to enjoy one of these virtual first dates through ‘Online Experiences’ for free.
And how can you even tell if someone’s even into the idea of video chatting, let alone an extravagant experience like this one? To make sure your efforts aren’t for naught, Bumble has crafted a “Virtual Dating” badge for profiles that enables a filter to weed out those who might be taking a break from the dating game right now. It has also opened up the distance range, making it possible for you to fawn over someone who lives on the other side of the world.
Other offerings from Airbnb that it recommends for the perfect first virtual date include:
More information on the contest can be found here, but don’t wait — this very cool quarantined opportunity goes until May 28, 2020.
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