New App Is Tinder For Travelers Looking To Meet People At Their Hotel

by Gillian Fuller

It seems like every week a new app rolls out that offers something new to the world of online dating, from random sex finders to platonic cuddle buddy matchmakers, and everything in-between.

However, the newest app in the category, HelloTel, may be the first of its kind to be based on a specific location: a hotel.

Guests staying at the same hotel can connect with one another (for hookups or simple company) via the app. Here’s how it works: The guest uses the app to “check in” to the hotel and create a profile that specifies the reason for the stay.

There’s a feed users can scroll through that shows all of the other users in the same hotel, and guests can communicate with one another by commenting on photos and posts.

If a connection is made, then, as they say, the rest is history.

It’s a pretty cool concept, but there are some potential roadblocks. For one, hotels are places where travelers stay, so it's safe to assume that some of the guests speak different languages. And given that the app doesn’t specify a user's purpose (it’s not just for sex), it could be hard to meet up with people if you’re unsure why they’re using the app.

Also, Tinder is location-based as well, so while it could be useful to meet someone in your own hotel, it's not completely necessary.

Regardless, if you’re a frequent traveler, it may be worth the download. You can get it on the Apple store.

H/T: Thrillist