New dating app lets friends choose your dates

When it comes to finding love, dating apps have become a huge part of the dating culture but you might think the likes of Bumble and Tinder have all bases covered. But there’s a new kid on the block that’s switching things up.

Ship is an innovative dating app that allows friends to swipe for one another and takes its name from the phrase used as shorthand to endorse romantic relationships in popular culture e.g. “I ship Ron and Hermione”.

The idea is that your friends often know you better than you know yourself and may be able to identify suitable profiles of people you might’ve otherwise ignored.

Ship works by allowing single users to set up their own profile, prompting them to fill in the usual details on height, job, age etc. Then, they can invite their friends, single or otherwise, to join their “crew” so they can swipe on their behalf.

A group chat will be automatically generated for each “crew” that a user belongs to so that they can engage in heated debates about matchmaking, share profiles with one another and take the opportunity to discuss the newest brunch spots.

Story by Independent