Music can be an incredibly important factor in meeting that special someone. Do you both like the same genres? What are your favourite albums? What are their thoughts on the direction hip-hop is headed in? Is Kanye West a genius, an asshole, or both?
The quest just got a little easier, as dating app Tinder has collaborated with Spotify in an attempt to help you find your match by sharing some of your favourite music with them.
The app will now allow users to display an “anthem” of their choice, which is of course incredibly reductive, but useful nonetheless, if for no other reason than making it easier to swipe left on Pitbull fans. It will also connect favourite or recently played artists (although luckily you’re allowed to pick and choose what’s visible and not), and will even allow you to play snippets of songs and video clips that other users share.
“It’s that one single track that tells your story,” reads Tinder’s official blog. “That one song you can’t get out of your head. Where the lyrics of your life meet the rhythm of your soul. It may change as you change, but at any given time, you have an anthem—and the world is waiting to hear it. Spotify is giving all Tinder users the unique ability to add an Anthem to their profile.”
This isn’t the first time Spotify has attempted such a collaboration; earlier this year, the same feature popped up on dating app Bumble. The difference here is that everyone can use it on Tinder, even if they don’t have an account with Spotify.
The feature is being rolled out right now to all Tinder users. Here, they’ve even made a little video about it:
Go forth and swipe, friends. At least now it’ll be easier to find a date to all those Falls sideshows.