US and UK – Dating platform Hinge and mindfulness service Headspace are teaming up as part of World Mental Health Day to create pre-date meditations.
Recognising that dating can be a particularly nerve-wracking experience – further heightened by the global pandemic – Hinge is the first dating app committing to improving the mental health of its community. The partnership is inspired by Hinge's research, which found that more than three in four Hinge users globally have felt nervous or anxious before a date. The meditations aim to help users to keep a clear mind and keep negative thoughts at bay.
‘At Hinge, we know taking care of your mental health and wellbeing is crucial to creating a meaningful connection, and over these past few months, singles have been feeling more anxious. We want our users to be calm and relaxed when connecting with each other, so it was a no-brainer to partner with Headspace to develop the first-ever meditations for daters,' explains Justin McLeod, founder and CEO of Hinge.
With people experiencing a crisis of closeness during Covid-19, dating and relationship services are innovating to improve the experience of Isolated Intimacy.