Within the Apple TV+ collection “Ted Lasso,” characters Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) and Sam Obisanya (Toheeb Jimoh) obtain Bantr, a fictional courting app the place customers can’t see one another’s photographs. Bumble, the women-focused courting app, has now partnered with “Ted Lasso” to convey the expertise of Bantr to its customers.
On Thursday, October 13, Bumble is launching a weekly “Bantr Reside” expertise, which mimics blind courting by having the consumer join through chat with out seeing what the potential match seems to be like.
“The premise of Bantr is a courting expertise lots of our members have expressed curiosity in over time. Bantr Reside allows our group to attach with somebody unexpectedly and study extra about an individual earlier than seeing them. We sit up for folks on Bumble having enjoyable with Bantr Reside and connecting and courting in a brand new and thrilling method,” mentioned Olivia Yu, World VP of Partnerships, Bumble, in a press release.
Each Thursday at 7 p.m. native time, customers can RSVP to the weekly occasion in Bumble’s Date Mode throughout the app. Bumble can have a reminder on display with a countdown, so customers know when Bantr Reside kicks off. As soon as a consumer joins, they’re randomly paired with somebody and have three minutes to direct message a possible match. If issues go effectively, customers can select to match, see one another’s photographs and proceed the dialog within the app.
Bantr Reside can be accessible to Bumble customers without spending a dime within the U.S., Canada, the U.Ok. and Australia. The expertise will final till the top of the yr.
Additionally, as a part of the partnership, Bumble customers can redeem a two-month subscription to Apple TV+.
Earlier this month, TechCrunch reported Bumble’s newest blind date feature, which was quietly examined within the U.Ok. Now we all know that this function is named Bantr Reside.
The function competes with Tinder’s “Blind Date” function, an nameless chat expertise, and its velocity dating-like function “Fast Chat,” which lets customers join earlier than matching.
As beforehand introduced, characters from the Emmy-winning series are featured within the newly launched EA Sports activities online game FIFA 23. Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, Sam Obisanya, Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Roy Kent and Isaac McAdoo seem within the sport.