Tinder Did a Joke VR Headset

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

So often the butt of the tech community’s jokes because its app values good looks, which aren’t common in our field, Tinder has hit back with a spot of trolling of its own, unveiling a joke ‘virtual reality’ headset that’s actually nothing more than a box with two face holes.

Here it is:

“Our mission has always been to get people together to have real experiences in the real world,” reads a post on Tinder’s blog. “So how do we reconcile the fact that VR is the antithesis of this? By removing the V from VR.”

I just got shivers.

“Although the Tinder VR headset is only on display at our booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) . . . the real-life experience of connecting with someone is always available on Tinder. Welcome to the future. It’s all about human connection. Give it a try—you might enjoy it.” More shivers.

Annoyingly, it appears that you’ll only be able to see the other person’s eyes through the headset and, thanks to its size, you probably won’t be able to get your tongue anywhere near them if things go well. Heavy petting isn’t out of the question though.