In an age where technology is king, 55% of singles feel that technology has made it more difficult to connect with others in real life. Match wants to reverse this trend by harnessing technology to do what people want to do naturally—meet in real life.
Today, Match is introducing Missed Connections, a new location-based feature on the Match app that allows users to see other members they have crossed paths with in real life. Whether that’s people who go to your park, your coffee shop or your parking garage. The feature builds off our robust, sophisticated matching algorithms that help singles connect in a meaningful way.
Here’s how it works:
Beginning today, Match members will see a Missed Connections introduction page in the app, showing off the feature and asking you to opt-in.
Once you’ve opted in, you’ll be able to browse through your recent feed of members you’ve crossed paths with, based on your current matching criteria and your location.
The feature now makes geolocation THE priority in your search criteria, revealing the intersection points for your last crossed spot, within one block (such as Prince and Broadway) and the number of times a person has crossed paths with you.
Missed Connections now makes it easy to start up a conversation, right within the feed, providing a natural alibi to connect with someone else.
Match is empowering singles to merge their online and offline worlds by giving them another easy tool to make real connections. Be sure to check out this new feature by logging into the Match app on your iPhone or Android device or downloading the app here.