Tingle app: dating personalities not selfies

A new dating app concept that focuses on personalities, not selfies, was one of the outcomes of RSBC's hackathon to tackle common challenges faced by blind young people. The winners were Team Tingle, who came up with an inclusive dating app that allows users to find their love match by sending out six-second voice clips to each other.

How does it work?

Tingle allows people to send out six-second voice messages until they find a match. Once you match you continue to send voice messages to each other. The winning team talked about the inspiration behind the app:

“We were inspired by an RSBC staff member who is blind and talked to us about his dating experiences – he said you fall in love with the voice first, there’s so much richness and intonation within a voice that gives clues to a person’s personality. For us this seemed like a great way to connect all people, not just those with vision impairment.”

Tingle builds on this concept as a way to connect people, not just those with vision impairment.

What’s next for Tingle?

Tingle is currently under development benefiting from detailed feedback from members of RSBC’s Youth Forum and other blind young people.

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