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As if Tinder Wasn’t Enough, There is Now a Dating App for Music Festivals

Online dating has obviously become very popular over the years, followed by apps like Tinder, Coffee meets Bagel, Loveflutter, etc. While I have heard of some via relationships ending in a happily ever after, I have always thought that meeting somebody the old fashioned way is more genuine. Especially at a music festival, considering everyone there shares the same love for the music, that right there is one conversation starter already. But I guess in todays world its easier to type out the word hello rather than say it to someones face. You may find someones appearance attractive, but through a cell phone how is it possible to look into someones eyes and feel an instant connection?

There are a variety of apps that bring people together through different things like religion, farming, ethnicity, and now its musics turn. Many companies have been working on a “Tinder for music” with the original goal to swipe right on music, not people. But the new app called “Glance“, created by Jeron Jochems shows otherwise. Jochems says that “Glance connects you to likeminded people attending the same festivals and club nights as you. Discover events near you, attend to see who’s going and anonymously like to break the ice. If someone likes you back it’s a match and you could go together! Bye bye awkward dates with people you have nothing in common with. Hello event driven dating,”. Glance has already teamed up with Amsterdam-based music festival Buiten Westen that features Guy Gerber, Claptone, and Darius, so soon enough we will know if the app has any real potential.

Buiten Westen 2014 @ Westerpark, Amsterdam

Although I may not be a fan of meeting a significant other online, I am all for the idea of connecting with people who have similar interests in the music world. There’s really nothing better than meeting someone who loves an artist or song as much as you do. In my mind music festivals are the perfect place to meet new people, but I say lets stick to a friendly “I love your outfit” or “wanna trade kandi?” instead of swiping right.

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