ELITE DAILY - The popularity of dating games has been a long time coming. Dating experts and entrepreneurs alike think that it's time to start planning some play dates. In Apr '20, Bumble launched its in-app Question Game, which allows matches to ask and share personal questions and answers with each other. Then, in Sep '20, Serena Kerrigan, founder of Let's F*cking Date, released her first expletive-filled card game (and sold out twice within 24 hours). She's since launched two more decks: Let's F*cking F*ck and Let's F*cking Play. Lox Club, a members-only dating app for people with "ridiculously high standards," entered the game field in May 2022 with Date Mode, their first in-app game, designed to be played on first dates. These games can open up communication in a really effective way. "Icebreakers like LFD cards give a sense of structure, which most people are open to receiving for better dating experiences," Maria Avgitidis, matchmaker at Agape Match and host of the Ask a Matchmaker podcast, says.