Lyft Will Now Pay for Your Tinder Date's Ride

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
lyft will now pay for your tinder date s ride

Dating is hard, but ride-sharing company Lyft is trying to make it a little easier.

It will now allow you to pay for your Tinder date’s ride.

It’s all part of trying to encourage more in-person dating as we slowly wind our way out of the coronavirus pandemic.

The system protects privacy by allowing you to send a credit — and set a destination for dropoff — without exchanging addresses or locations.

The credit can only be used for drop-offs within half a mile of the set destination so that your date can’t take advantage of you to gallivant all over town. Unused credits will be refunded.

It’s all about getting more business for Lyft, of course, and Tinder gains some goodwill among users, to boot.

I’d say happy Valentine’s Day, but, well, it’s October.

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  • Pmirp1 Pmirp1 on Oct 08, 2021

    Yeah, don't tell Lou in British Columbia this story. He will talk about how the field should be level, and all drivers should have commercial level driving license, be unionized, have good insurance and pension plans and excellent 401k, otherwise he is all for Uber and Lyft. Meanwhile, Lyft will get your date home. Poor Lou from BC.

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    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Oct 11, 2021

      @pmirp1 - "ride hail" is popular to the end user and the creators of the service make money at it because, as "el scotto" has pointed out, the drivers..."They’re stupid enough to think that picking up a ride or two is worth the extra wear and tear on their car." I could spend a few hours of my time performing a cost analysis or do a quick Google. There are sites that have already done the math. Once all costs are factored, "our average of all uberX vehicles of $8.85 an hour". To put that in perspective, McDonald's in the USA pays $11 to $17 per hour.

  • Conundrum Conundrum on Oct 08, 2021

    Aww. Lookit that, Cec, them folks over at Lyft are jest plain nice folks! "It’s all part of trying to encourage more in-person dating as we slowly wind our way out of the coronavirus pandemic." Makes you wonder what kind of sludge for brains Lyft execs assume their customers possess. Their real motives are obvious and hardly altruistic. Like two-for-one pizza deals, if anyone thinks this is anything more than BIZNISS and that adorable management people are taking the high intellectual and caring path of enlightenment, casting profit to the wind just to be nice, then they must be off their tiny heads. Aww. Bunny wabbits and soft teddy bars.

  • SoCalMikester SoCalMikester on Oct 09, 2021

    so when the modern woman is done with her booty call, she can send her fukboi home for "free"

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    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Oct 10, 2021

      @Lie2me Do you still have to pay if you don't get some? Money back guarantee? That could be a new marketing and sales campaign, "Stud or Dud" insurance.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Oct 10, 2021

    Show this writeup and these comments to the executives of your favorite neighborhood automotive manufacturer. I bet they will want to advertise with TTAC *right* away. Meanwhile outside Chicago: