Spotify adds functionality to its Bumble integration, enabling users to compare their Top Artists on Spotify with a potential Bumble match.
Dating platform Bumble has had Spotify integration since 2016, allowing members to link their Spotify account to their profile. Now, Bumble’s new “Top Artists” feature pulls artists from a user’s Spotify top 50 and displays the top 10 artists on their Bumble profile — enabling a potential match to see which top artists they have in common.
Users can only see mutual artists if a potential match has their Spotify account linked, and if the potential match doesn’t have any top artists in common, the profile will appear as usual. Bumble users can edit their top 50 by going to the profile editor and hiding any top artists they don’t want to be visible. Users can also opt out of the new feature entirely.
Most U.S. Bumble users have linked their Spotify accounts to their profiles, with Gen Z users adopting the feature more readily than other generations. Additionally, Bumble says that users who have their Spotify profile linked are more likely to receive a right swipe.
“Despite the popular belief that opposites attract, research has consistently shown that having similarities in important areas, such as values and lifestyles, is actually the key to a successful romantic relationship,” says Shan Boodram, Bumble’s Sex and Relationships Expert.
“Discovering that you and a potential romantic partner love the same artist is a fun and fast way to establish common ground, plus it provides a natural segue to start other important conversations around a person’s priorities and passions.”
While music may not be a deal breaker for some people, many find it easier to find common ground with a potential romantic partner with whom music preferences align. At the very least, it serves as a great conversation starter to discover that a potential match also likes that niche band you thought no one else knew about.