MASHABLE - Bantr is the fictional dating app that brought together characters Rebecca Welton and Sam Obisanya in the TV show Ted Lasso. In the show, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) is Sam's (Toheeb Jimoh) boss - but they didn't figure out they were talking to each other due to how Bantr functions. The app doesn't show users each other's photos and instead lets them connect through a text-only conversation. Beginning this Thursday, Bumble users will be able to experience Bantr for themselves. Bantr Live, a weekly event available to Bumble users for free, launches on Oct 13 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Like on Bantr, Bumble users will connect with personality first, without any photos shared. They'll chat for three minutes and then will be asked if they want to continue the conversation. If both daters match, the chat will live on the usual queue and they'll be able to see photos.
by Anna Iovine
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