Tinder Trolls People With VR Headset That ‘Removes The V From VR’

Tinder Trolls People With VR Headset That ‘Removes The V From VR’
SHARE
THIS



Tinder pranked attendees at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) into thinking the dating app had cracked modern dating with ‘Tinder VR’, a double-sided virtual reality headset designed for two people.

The company said in a blog post that it was inspired to “reconcile the fact that VR is the antithesis of human connection”.

“It seems like everyone is launching a VR headset nowadays. As a tech company, we felt inspired to create one of our own. But here’s the thing: our mission has always been to get people together to have real experiences in the real world. So how do we reconcile the fact that VR is the antithesis of this?”

“We created our multi-user VR headset with the Tinder experience in mind. Real people having a real experience, and like the app, it only works with a double opt-in. Although the Tinder VR headset is only on display at our booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) . . . the real-life experience of connecting with someone is always available on Tinder.

“Welcome to the future. It’s all about human connection. Give it a try—you might enjoy it.”

Latest News

Aussie Adland’s Brightest Come Together To Crystal Ball Trends In Creative & Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Marketing

Aussie Adland’s Brightest Come Together To Crystal Ball Trends In Creative & Marketing

A new Aussie study – based on the views of some of adland’s brightest – has concluded that data and technology is bringing agency creatives and marketers far closer together. The study, titled Joining The Dots: The Future Of Creativity, was conducted by PwC and Google and included the opinions of 15 industry thought leaders […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
Aussie Study: Brands With An Excellent Reputation Can Charge Almost 10% More
  • Marketing

Aussie Study: Brands With An Excellent Reputation Can Charge Almost 10% More

Consumers are willing to pay more for products that not only have the features they want but also are delivered by businesses with a good reputation, a new Australian study has found. The study (which you can read in full here) was done by researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), puts a price on reputation […]

by B&T Magazine

B&T Magazine
P2P Transport Limited Becomes Australia’s Largest Taxi Advertising Network
  • Media

P2P Transport Limited Becomes Australia’s Largest Taxi Advertising Network

The acquisition of Nonstop Media by ASX-listed P2P Transport Limited will create Australia’s largest taxi advertising network. Adflow, P2P Transport’s advertising division, will take control of all acquired media assets to complement its growing fleet of digital rooftop signage, vehicle wraps and in-vehicle entertainment products across Australia. The acquisition grows Adflow’s footprint substantially by adding […]

UNSW Partners With Adobe To Transform Its Digital Ecosystem
  • Marketing
  • Technology

UNSW Partners With Adobe To Transform Its Digital Ecosystem

Computer software giant Adobe has announced a partnership with UNSW Sydney that will see Adobe Experience Cloud implemented across the university’s global digital ecosystem. The partnership with Adobe is part of a five-year overhaul of UNSW’s digital ecosystem designed to boost its reputation as a top 50 global university through improved integrated marketing capabilities and […]