Now he in-person dating Coming back, Lyft and Tinder want to encourage more of those face-to-face encounters. As teased in March, the Tinder app now included An Explore Hub that lets you buy a Lyft ride for your date. You don’t need to exchange addresses or locations – you simply send a credit (with a set destination if you wish) and your date is in the rest.
The credit is only useful for dropoff within a half mile of the designated destination, and you’ll get a refund for any unused credit. You don’t have to worry that your future boyfriend will travel to the other end of town, in other words.
The motivations are quite clear here. It gives Lyft drivers more business, and encourages Tinder users to do more than just message each other and watch videos. It can be hard to complain about free rides to restaurants, mind you, and you could end up in a relationship just in the bargain.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Nerdshala.