In order to match quarantined individuals and other app users together, Airbnb is collaborating with Bumble to allow people to go on virtual dates. This collaboration aims at ramping up virtual dates, and allowing people to connect in an extremely fun way.
Bumble is hosting a competition with Airbnb where they select 100 winners to earn an exciting virtual date via Online Experiences. There are some extremely rare and innovative date ideas such as Wine Classes in Portugal, or enjoying Mexican Street Tacos. There many Online Experiences that these winners can enjoy. They can go on virtual dates such as:
- Turkish Fortune Coffee Reading (New York, New York)
- Fall in Laugh (Lisbon, Portugal)
- Tarot Reading with Mak Jagger (Austin, Texas)
- Meet the Wooly Sheep of My New Zealand Farm (Rotorua, New Zealand)
- GINspiration History & Cocktails at Home (Bath, United Kingdom)
- Discover the Rhythms of Puerto Rico (Hatillo, Puerto Rico)
- Pasta with Luca & Lorenzo (Florence, Italy)
- All about Coffee with a Pro Taster (Bogotá, Colombia)
- Drink and Draw (Lisbon, Portugal)
- Farm to Table from the Mediterranean (Klis, Croatia)
The winners can also choose if they prefer private dates or wish to take companions along on these virtual dates. Users can book their seats for these Online Experiences, which is great for individuals locked in their homes. The Online Experiences bookings have tripled since pre-pandemic reservations.
Bumble has recently added a new feature to the app where users can display whether they are available for video chats. Bumble has also changed certain features – and now allows users to connect with people across the country.
Users can join the competition between 14 May 2020 until 28 May 2020 in the United States via the Bumble App to win the Online Experiences by Airbnb. For more information on the contest, see here and for virtual first date ideas, visit airbnb.com/online-experiences.
This campaign is a great way to ensure that the Online dating industry stays relevant even in the times of social distancing and quarantines.