“Hawks games have always been a great place to meet fun and vibrant people and we think ‘Swipe Right Night’ will take that to a whole new level,” said Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. “We were pioneers of the in-game ‘Kiss Cam’ and are hopeful that we can assist in making some more love connections at our games.”
Fans who use the app can simply swipe right to express interest in meeting other Hawks fans while at the venue. If the user gets a like in return … it’s a match. Designated in-arena locations will be provided for Tinder users to meet and will also include the chance to mingle with Jezebel Magazine’s Most Eligible Atlantans, who will also be in attendance.
The night’s theme of connecting Hawks fans will include unique in-game promotions and continue when team radio broadcast partner 92-9 The Game treats select fans to a special dating game involving on-air talent.
This actually sounds like a lot of fun. There is a designated place to meet your match in a very public area so if they turn out to be a Stage 5 clinger you can just excuse yourself to use the restroom and never return. But, in all seriousness – this takes off a lot of the pressure. You match with someone, you’re already in the same place, and if it doesn’t work out, it’s not like they know where you live. I hope this turns into an epic night tomorrow! Good luck Tinders!