By on October 8, 2021

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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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44 Comments on “Lyft Will Now Pay for Your Tinder Date’s Ride...”


  • avatar
    Secret Hi5

    And Grindr?

  • avatar
    slavuta

    Looks like the picture of a woman greeting Adolf Hitler’s motorcade

  • avatar
    Lie2me

    I have just the slogan, “Lyft will pimp your ride”

  • avatar
    pmirp1

    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.

    • 0 avatar
      slavuta

      If they appoint Saule Omarova into controller, you will have all jobs unionized and salary prescribed by the government and … I don’t know how “excellent” 401k will be, but I guarantee you, it will be the same for every proprietary.

    • 0 avatar
      Lou_BC

      LOL. Someone is touchy about something. Must have been traumatic waiting 30 minutes for a Sikh in a worn out Prius with a smelly back seat.

      If you get paid to drive you should be required to meet the minimal requirements for anyone doing that same work.

      • 0 avatar
        slavuta

        Lou, what do you think about this

        https://rumble.com/vnc5yk-dr.-peter-mccullough-therapeutic-nihilism-and-untested-novel-therapies-aaps.html

        • 0 avatar
          Lie2me

          Rumble? Nothing from Tass to link to? Oh, wait, Rumble is from Tass

          • 0 avatar
            slavuta

            Oh, yea, Rumble. You can tell the scientific findings without being banned for it. What a liberal idea!!

        • 0 avatar
          Lou_BC

          @slavuta – what does a video from a discredited doctor have to do with getting a Tinder date delivered by Lyft?

          • 0 avatar
            slavuta

            oh, dis.. dis.. dis.. what? A doctor who saves people every day, unlike our genocidal government

          • 0 avatar
            Lou_BC

            “unlike our genocidal government”

            Wow. I never thought I’d see the day where you’d bad mouth the Putin regime.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            Ooh, someone is going to get a nasty note in this week’s paycheck

          • 0 avatar
            mcs

            ” our genocidal government”

            This is a video of a JDM rally in russia. It gives a bit of a peek at life there. The cars are interesting, but they aren’t allowed to go to their intended destination of the Finish border because they aren’t residents. No photography is allowed either.

            youtube.com/watch?v=F4B0_qpUtEg

            Now, if you want to talk about taxis in Russia, that’s an interesting topic…

      • 0 avatar
        pmirp1

        Lou_BC, funny how you ignore Taxis are not available everywhere, taxis are more expensive everywhere, taxis don’t have an app that tracks when you get a ride, how far, or even give you option on your specific ride, and how taxis don’t have a pre-stored payment method so all you need is a cell phone, not cash or carry credit card.

        But hey, you are sadly in pocket of organized labor in British Colombia in opposition to well being of ordinary citizen, so you give me hogwash of same minimal requirements set by unions. How about those requirements provide same level of technology and availability and cost? No wonder Uber and Lyft have taken over everywhere in the world, because common sense, except for British Colombia controlled by organized labor and Taxi mafia.

        By the way, do not typecast Indians as Uber drivers, that is so 1960s.

        • 0 avatar
          Lie2me

          What, no “imperialist dogs” to make your point? You are right out of Hollywood central casting for “60s era Soviet bureaucrat” Like slavuta you can’t even type without the thick accent, although I strongly suspect that you and slavuta are one in the same. You’re both comical

        • 0 avatar
          Lou_BC

          Taxi drivers are non-union in BC. Oh and every taxi company in my town is owned by IndoCanadians. Most of the taxi companies in Vancouver are the same. They aren’t Uber drivers because there’s no money to be made by driving for Uber.
          Are you the weekend shift covering Slavuto?

          • 0 avatar
            pmirp1

            Lou_BC,

            “They aren’t Uber drivers because there’s no money to be made by driving for Uber.”

            Then tell me how Uber has grown and replaced Taxis in the rest of the world? what is special other than organized union labor you so badly are defending with lies that makes Uber work.

            Because you don’t get it let me tell you from perspective of driver: Yes you can make a living because you are using a car you already paid for to earn $. Instead of that car just sitting somewhere not earning anything you are earning money. Not only that, Uber gives you flexibility to do it on your own schedule. You can do it after your full time work. You can do it during peak hours. You can do it after you pick your kid from school. You can do it on weekend.

            Uber and Lyft have provided freedom from tyranny of Taxis and organized labor to customers and drivers.

            This is in addition to an app that lets customers load payment type before ride, availability of drivers everywhere, speed of pick by Uber. Choosing your own ride.

          • 0 avatar
            Lou_BC

            “freedom from tyranny of Taxis and organized labor”

            O_o

            What part of BC taxi drivers being non-union that you didn’t understand?

            Yup…organized labour bad…organized high tech billionaires good.

            Zuckerberg, is that you?

            …Bezos?…..Bezos?…anyone?….anyone?

    • 0 avatar
      FreedMike

      Wow, Lou sure rented some free headspace in this guy.

    • 0 avatar

      “Poor Lou from BC.”

      Don’t think so. Canada like Russia is rich with oil, natural gas and mineral resources.

    • 0 avatar
      slavuta

      mcs,

      with a little research I know why they did not get to Finland. They have COVID border crossing restrictions.

      • 0 avatar
        mcs

        They were trying to get to Svetogorsk from Vyborg, not all the way to Finland. They couldn’t get past the FSB border security zone checkpoint just past the Vuokski River. The FSB maintains a 5km security zone in that area. Both Russian citizens and foreign citizens are restricted.

        http://ps.fsb.ru/fps/faq.htm

        • 0 avatar
          pmirp1

          Lou_BC, You can not reply to all my virtues that I have shared about Uber and Lyft. You are a tool of organized taxis (Labor) and what agenda they have pushed to British Colombia government. Or you come across as one.

          I take the fact that you can not refute my points about superiority of Uber and Lyft to Taxis as admission to you don’t know anything about them, and therefore, are just parroting what Taxis and unions say to you.

          A bit of independent thinking helps.

          Here is help for you, instead of going to liberal sites or far right sites, get a subscription to WSJ. It will educate you about facts of business. You will enjoy and can then have intelligent conversations about Uber and Lyft without parroting same driver license requirements.

          • 0 avatar
            Lie2me

            Why do I picture you pounding the table with your shoe as you speak?

          • 0 avatar
            el scotto

            @pmirp1 Uber and Lyft are based on the two most common human fallacies: stupidity and greed. Stupidity because someone is working a gig job with no, repeat no benefits. They’re stupid enough to think that picking up a ride or two is worth the extra wear and tear on their car. The greed kicks in because they’re paid “mad cash” for driving drunks home after their shift as a cook. Get in an accident while driving a fare? That immediately gets into a lawyer fight. I doubt you’re driver who’s barely scraping by in the gig economy wins that one. I only use Uber Black.

        • 0 avatar
          slavuta

          This was in the news
          https://47news.ru/articles/187791/
          Related to Finland closing their border posts due to covid

          • 0 avatar
            pmirp1

            el scotto,
            I normally take normal Uber. I had to Google Uber black to understand what it is.

            It would be nice if Uber and Lyft provide health insurance but do Taxi companies? In Atlanta yellow cab drivers mostly seem hardly able to speak English and their cars are dirty and old. I detested it. Uber is so many times superior if you look at rating of driver before you pick your ride.

            I take Uber from our beach home many nights when we go to downtown Savannah riverfront. To bars and restaurants. And back. Savannah is near military bases (Hunter Air Force base). Young military men and women complement their military paycheck with pay from Uber.

            In Atlanta I take Uber to dealers amd on occasions Doctors. Recently I got into a conversation with a young black man who was my driver. He told me he left Amazon driving because so many stops for delivery and he had to get out of vehicle so many times. Instead he does Uber. The pay can be ok if they are busy and not waiting for rides.

            On other occasions they tell me Uber helped them. With discounts on getting cars. I recall they said Uber had deals with rental companies to get them leased slightly used vehicles. And helped with their car insurance.

            Those are just a few use cases. I have many more.

            For me as a customer it has been a God send. I detest Taxis. Going to Vancouver at tail end of our Alaska cruise showed all the shortcomings of Taxis, and people I interacted with all said they want Uber to be available.

            Health care in general in America is an issue. We are moving towards a Medicare for all day. It is only a matter of time. Is there an alternative to Uber that provides same level service and is employee concerned? I want fast, available everywhere, with app, and stored prepaid method of payment.

            Until that day I’ll use Uner as do so many because

          • 0 avatar
            Lou_BC

            @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.

            https://www.ridester.com/uber-lyft-driver-costs-and-expenses/

  • avatar
    conundrum

    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.

  • avatar
    SoCalMikester

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

  • avatar
    ToolGuy

    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:
    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/all-the-companies-that-are-making-or-planning-electric-vehicles-11632943554

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