So often, all of those matches we make on dating apps stays trapped in digital nowhere. We DM back and forth with potential suitors without ever making real effort to meet up in real life. And for those who take their potential boos to text message land, your could be bae might “good morning” text you to death with no real plans.
A new dating app is looking to extend its reach in real life so you can meet your matches faster.
Bumble, an app that lets women take control of the courting process, is now opening a bar so that you can meet digital loves in real life.
The location, called Bumble Brew, will be located in the SoHo area of Manhattan. The spot will serve as a coffee shop by day, and a wine bar by night.
The hang out won’t operate like a normal eatery, the plates that are all spill and messy proof so you don’t have to deal with uncomfortable foods while trying to get to know someone.
“No spaghetti — nothing that would be awkward on a first date,” Bumble’s chief of staff Caroline Ellis Roche told Bloomberg.
The tables will be small, two tops, so that duos can be in an intimate, open space. The cafe will only seat 70 people.
This will be the first permanent physical location for the dating app, which activated short term, pop up shops in other cities in the past. One of its most popular ones was in LA. It was such a hot spot it stayed open for months.
But now singles can find a home at Bumble Brew. Perhaps this locale represent a shift away from our digital dependency and a trend back into real life interaction.
We’ve become a little too dependent on our phones, now it’s time to get up close and personal.
Would you visit this bar?