There's a Catch a Catfish game where players must decide if a person is real or fake.
And then there's the One Night Ride, a rollercoaster that lets the cars fly off the rails.
On a Sunday afternoon recently in New York's Bryant Park, three men were sitting outside talking about the woes of dating.
"I found my soul mate, but then swiped left in hopes of finding a better looking soul mate," one joked." data-title = "Hinge’s Animated Short Film Shows How to Avoid the Dystopian Carnival of Online Dating" data-categories = "ad-of-the-day" data-popup = "" data-ads = "Yes" data-company = "" On a Sunday afternoon recently in New York's Bryant Park, three men were sitting outside talking about the woes of dating.
What I didn’t tell Alice is that this is the fourth time I’ve performed this duty this year – an illustration of how widespread dating via the web has now become. This year, seven million of us will sign up to dating websites.
A fifth of those will find love online and some 12 m dates will be arranged.
In one particularly sad moment, the film's hero moves on through the park—past all the games and the conveyor belt of people being swapped in and out—to find another game called It's a Match where a pretty girl stands sadly on the other side of the booth, waiting to be swiped.
The man swipes right, and just as they reach out to hold hands, a wooden board (bearing a devilish demon that looks strikingly similar to Tinder's logo) blocks their bliss.
Faced not only with myriad dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and Coffee Meets Bagel, many have become exhausted with dead-end conversation and even more dead-end swiping. To promote the launch, Hinge created a two-minute animated short film equating dating apps to a carnival because Hinge's research found that many see dating apps as no more than a game.
But it isn't your usual happy-go-lucky kind of place: Visitors walk around the dystopian Tim Burton-esque world.
It’s based around dramatised scenes from the self-deprecating diary of Marie Claire magazine blogger Lucy Robinson, who documents her frequently embarrassing experiences.