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Hey babe, I know we're not going on that second date but can you venmo me 50% for the first one?!

Updated: Aug 24, 2023



Good morning, sweet Smoovers!


As we have mentioned before, the world of dating is undergoing a fascinating transformation—think shifting gender norms, the rise of payment apps like Venmo, and the intricate dance of economic factors influencing the dating scene. In a recent gem we stumbled upon from CNBC, these factors are explored in detail, revealing a captivating trend: individuals requesting refunds after a date that didn't quite blossom into a second encounter. It's like a financial rewind button for your romantic escapades.


But wait, there's more to this narrative! We've got experts in the field sharing their insights too. Psychotherapist Carli Blau, situated in New York one of the dating epicenters of the world, aptly pointed out, "We are culturally moving into a dating environment that we're all unfamiliar in." It's uncharted waters as we navigate the sea of evolving norms and financial considerations.


Now, what does this mean for Smoov. You know, that innovative app designed to simplify the complex realm of shared expenses for couples. While not every initial date warrants a spreadsheet to dissect who paid for what, there's an undeniable truth: financial dynamics subtly influence relationships from the very outset. With digital payment solutions like Venmo becoming commonplace in relationships and the potential for misinterpretation lurking, it's akin to choosing the right attire for a high-stakes event—precision matters.


Enter Smoov, your seasoned financial ally—akin to a maestro conducting an intricate symphony. It's not just about splitting bills on your debut date; it's about acknowledging that the financial thread weaves through the fabric of relationships. As the article unveils the awkwardness that can follow a surprise post-date reimbursement request, Smoov steps in as your trusted confidant to ensure harmony from the onset.


Imagine this: Smoov takes the reins, orchestrating the split and tracking of expenses smoothly using automation not awkwardness. Just as the article underscores the discomfort that can accompany unexpected digital reimbursement appeals, Smoov ensures you and your partner are in sync, creating an atmosphere of financial transparency and equilibrium.


So, as you embark on the world of first dates, remember, it's not merely about witty repartee and chemistry— whether you like it or not, it's about comprehending the financial nuances at play.


Now making it past the first date is up to you, but when your relationship is ready, with Smoov, you possess the tools to navigate the intricate financial waltz of modern romance.


Here's to the evolution of dating norms, the digital payment revolution, and embracing the ever-evolving game of love!


Until next time take it easy and keep it Smoov.



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