First is made to help people connect with each other by pairing them based on shared interests, no swiping or chatting required

First dates used to be about courage. Now it’s all about making sure you’re going to like your date. A dating app called First wants to go back to the excitement and mystery of blind dates—no need for swiping and chatting.

Tinder brought fun and ease to the online dating game by asking users simply to swipe left and right for prospective dates. First is staying true to what blind dates are all about. In the app, any user can set a date idea, be a movie or a cup of coffee. One can even specify what kind of food to eat for dinner dates and who will foot the bill. If you like the date idea, you just accept and show up without chatting beforehand.

The ultimate goal of First is to get people off their phones and on their dates. After all, real connections aren’t made through texting, but happen when people talk in real life. Flaking out on your date violates the app's No Flakes policy: two strikes and you’re out of the app for good.

The app is currently available for iOS, and an Android version is in the works.

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First dates used to be about courage. Now it’s all about making sure you’re going to like your date. A dating app called First wants to go back to the excitement and mystery of blind dates—no need for swiping and chatting.

Tinder brought fun and ease to the online dating game by asking users simply to swipe left and right for prospective dates. First is staying true to what blind dates are all about. In the app, any user can set a date idea, be a movie or a cup of coffee. One can even specify what kind of food to eat for dinner dates and who will foot the bill. If you like the date idea, you just accept and show up without chatting beforehand.