If you’re tired of dating apps – and who isn’t - you may be ready to try something new. And there just so happens to be a new free dating service called Ship, which works by letting best friends swipe for each other. The “hook (your friends) up” app was started by the folks at the women’s website Betches and the idea is to make the whole online dating thing less icky and more fun.
Ship lets users invite friends onto their “crew” and from there, everyone can swipe at their leisure, share potential matches, and discuss the matches their friends have made. Betches co-founders say they hope to “bring social connection back to dating” with Ship. And while it’s still using a dating app, it’s better than sitting alone in bed swiping through possible matches because your besties are involved in the process.
Having your friends get a say in your swipes could be good for you because they may spot a red flag you missed or see hidden gems you don’t. And it’ll give your BFF who loves playing matchmaker and your smug married friend who says you always date the wrong people a say in your love life. But you’ll have to decide if that’s a good thing.