“With so many “swipe left, swipe right” dating apps out there right now, we wanted a way to take people beyond the often misleading, perfectly manicured profile pictures and get them right to face time,” said Matthew Cohen, CEO of Spin Labs.
“Looking into someone’s eyes and having a conversation, even a 30 second one, can be much more revealing than reading a list of interests and seeing a gallery of heavily edited, perfectly filtered selfies,” he added. Players spin a virtual bottle and get matched with another single user located nearby.
“I’ve always been drawn to women, but when I was in high school I completely repressed it.” The realisation that ‘jolted her awake’ was learning that, while the world may be heteronormative, there are other people out there who don’t fit that mould and there are a million possible ways to identify.
While Maryam navigates her queer identity, her family are lining up potential suitors for a Muslim husband.
The app makes use of a virtual bottle that players can spin to decide who they video-chat with, in hopes of discovering a date.Post which, the users enter a 30-second video date where they can chat up their potential match.If the two users like each other, they can give their date a kiss and see if they return the affection.Between drinks in Soho with her girlfriend and queer friends, she is heavily involved with her local mosque and her family are hoping to settle her into an arranged marriage. Her identity as a queer, Muslim sex worker - as you can probably imagine - is not always met with understanding.Yet here she is, existing and navigating a white, heteronormative world that claims she can’t exist.