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Episode from the podcastRepeat Customer

How Hinge Muted The Gamification Of Dating

Released Monday, 3rd June 2019
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When dating app Hinge shifted its platform to mobile and adopted the swipe feature along with other apps like Tinder, its customer base soared along with its valuation. But as hookup culture gripped the Millennial demographic, founder Justin McLeod realized Hinge's new customer experience was working against its mission of helping people find lasting and fulfilling relationships.

Relationship expert Dr. Monica O'Neal outlines the rapidly changing landscape and impact of online dating and mobile dating; Chris Stegner, Founder and CEO of Very Big Things, weighs in with the impact of UX; and Justin recounts Hinge's risky decision to confront the gamification of dating apps, as well as how his own romantic situation influenced that decision.

Repeat Customer is an original podcast from Zendesk about great customer experiences.

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