New Dating App Lets Your BFF Share Their Opinion First


So, in case you weren't aware, online dating is the absolute worse. It was bad before the advent of the dating app, but with Tinder and Bumble and OKCupid becoming the standard, it's hit new lows. It's all about making a split decision and swiping on a potential paramour, and 98% of the time, it ends badly. Not badly as in you're not compatible with someone. We mean badly in that suddenly you're getting creepy messages and pictures of strangers' genitalia because you accidentally swiped right on someone after too many glasses of wine one night. It's enough to keep a gal single forever!

But one of the best parts of dating, particularly if you're one of the only singles in your circle, is getting your girlfriends involved in making some yes-or-no decisions. It's a lot of fun, and gives you another valuable perspective. A new dating app by Betches lets you recruit your friends and allows them to swipe for you, which sounds like the best of both worlds.

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The new dating app, called Ship, lets you invite your best friends into your crew, where they can swipe left or right for you and help you narrow down the pool. Sound fun? It probably is! Your friends know you better than most, right? So letting them do the initial vetting is a good way to find a good match, and a good way to avoid that guy who is totally not your type but looks like a movie star. You'd swipe right on him in a hot minute, knowing full well it wouldn't end well for you.

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Image: Betches

In a letter introducing the new dating app, Betches founders pitch the app as a way for us to be there for our friends as they navigate the dating world. We value the input from our closest friends and confidants, so it makes sense that we'd want their opinion on someone before we decide if we'd like to pursue them, right? Ship allows friends to make matches for you, and then share the profiles in the in-app chat (before or after the match). It sounds like a great way to make online dating easier, and a new way to have some fun with your best friends!

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