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Boop Is a Melbourne-Born Dating App Offering Food and Drink Discounts for Your Next Date Night

You can use it to browse and match with new dates, or simply to plan a date night with your current squeeze — and it's free.
By Libby Curran
November 10, 2021
By Libby Curran
November 10, 2021

Navigating the turbulent world of dating can be tough enough as is, let alone while juggling COVID-19 restrictions and stay-at-home orders at the same time.

So, there's sure to be some lovers out there who are itching to get back into the game after steering clear across Melbourne's lockdowns for the past 18 months.

Handily enough, the city has scored the exclusive launch of a new hospitality-based dating app called Boop, which offers some tasty food and drink incentives to be used on future date nights. It's aimed at enticing you off the couch and back out into experiencing the best of Melbourne's hospitality scene, with special deals available to all users — from first date-ers to long-time lovers.

Four years in the making, the app's more about the IRL experience of going on a date, than it is about being glued to your phone swapping banter via the ol' DMs.

To kick things off, Boop has teamed up with Australian Venue Co, initially offering its date discounts across all of the group's local bars and pubs. Think, Fargo & Co, The Imperial, The College Lawn, State of Grace, The Smith, The Provincial and stacks more.

You can use the free app to browse profiles and match with like-minded folk, as well as planning dates once you've found a winner. There's a function that allows users to 'create a date', by setting a time, date and location, and then sending their match an invite.

Then, you simply use the app to check in to your chosen date night destination to score access to special offers, such as a cheeky 15 percent off your total bill.

Not in the market for a new date? You can still use Boop to just organise a date with your existing squeeze or even your bestie, by sharing your profile with them directly.

It's also possible to switch off your discoverability on the app, if you'd rather not rack up matches. Given Melbourne's current roadmap restrictions, the app even has a 'vaccinated' badge users can add to their profile and use as a filter option when searching for potential date matches.

Only Australian Venue Co venues are involved for now, though others will have the opportunity to sign up soon.

Boop has launched exclusively across Melbourne's AVC venues. It's available to download for free via the App Store and Google Play.

Published on November 10, 2021 by Libby Curran
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