Dating app Hinge has teamed up with Headspace to bring you pre-date meditations. From Oct. 6, daters can access Hinge and Headspace’s pre-date guided mediations on hinge.co/headspace at no cost. The meditations last around five to six minutes and they tackle a number of emotions you might be feeling before a date, from self-doubt to negative self-talk.
According to Hinge data, more than three in four Hinge users around the world have felt nervous or anxious prior to a date. And because of the pandemic, one in four users feel even more anxious now.
The meditations are narrated by Eve Lewis, Headspace’s director of meditation. And the first one begins by underlining how natural it is to feel nervous or stressed about going on a date. “We tend to rush ahead into the future, sometimes creating a full-blown story of what could or might happen,” says Lewis in the meditation.
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This is a really interesting partnership for both Headspace and Hinge – both digital-first services geared at Millennials. Given the growing concern around mental health during COVID, this meditation service could help the app differentiate itself from other dating apps.