The app, which launched Wednesday, is actually less retro than it sounds.Using video chatting, users go on 30-second speed dates to determine who is right for them."With so many 'swipe left, swipe right' dating apps out there right now, we wanted a way to take people beyond the often misleading, perfectly manicured profile pictures and get them right to face time," said Matthew Cohen, CEO and co-founder of Spin Labs.
To be among the first to play, users may request beta invites here.
You don't know how they act, how they sound, or what their personality is like," Matt explained.
"As someone who has tried online dating myself, I've found that profiles and photos are often misleading and aren't the best representation of who the person really is.
That's why we created Spin the Bottle." Most of us know what it feels like to arrive on a date, only to regret it five minutes later.
That's why Matt believes the video connection works to your advantage, as you can get a good idea of what the person is like the first time you see them.
Instead of a message being your first encounter with a potential love interest, Spin the Bottle uses video, so you have a more meaningful and authentic connection.