Now Everyone On This Dating App Will See Your Bad Taste In Music

Don't worry, you can hide all those Nick Jonas listens

Illustration: Diana Quach
Jun 15, 2016 at 1:36 PM ET

The dating app Bumble is partnering with Spotify to let users efficiently left and right swipe based on more than just looks—now they can judge each other based on their music listening habits, too.

Bumble is planning to give users the option to connect their dating profile to their Spotify account. If they do, the top artists they listen to will be automatically shared on their Bumble profile. When someone clicks on an artist on a Bumble user’s profile, they will be redirected to Spotify. Users can already manually share their musical tastes, but soon that process will be automated.

“Music is one of the most powerful forces for connection between two people, and giving our users a chance to share even more of what interests them most is something we’re always looking to do,” Whitney Wolfe, founder of Bumble, told Vocativ.

Of course, what interests you most—say the oeuvre of Jason Derulo—doesn’t always translate into dates. But Bumble is rolling out the new feature in the coming weeks, so there’s still time to tone down all those “Top 50” listens in favor of obscure indie bands with hipster cred. Eventually, Bumble says it will institute a feature that allows users to hide any favorite artists they don’t want potential dates to know about.

In other words, it’ll be just as easy as it ever was for online daters to make themselves sound cooler than they really are.