Would you do community service on a first date?

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Would you do community service on a first date?

AUSTIN (KXAN) –The new Austin-based dating app Swoovy is giving singles different options for dates.

When you log into the app, you’re shown a list of volunteer activities for you to participate in. Only once you’ve selected a volunteer activity, can you invite people that you’ve matched with out on a date.

“We’re taking the best of technology and also integrating a way where you can meet someone in person in a very genuine fashion.” Said Swoovy Co-Founder Brooke Waupsh. “Connect on a shared interest and see if there’s something there.”

The app has been sending singles to several non-profit like Keep Austin Beautiful and the Central Texas Food Bank.

Paul Gaither of the Central Texas Food Bank says the app is a positive thing.

“If you can meet someone in a situation other than a bar or a meal and see them doing something that they care about, they’re passionate about, maybe you share that interest. Maybe it gives you a stronger basis for continuing a relationship.”

The app is free and allows you to choose the age, height, and sexual preferences that most other apps do. The only cost is your time.

On April 13th, Swoovy is throwing a party for National Volunteer Month. If you’re interested, you can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2283842355221045/  
 

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