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LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto’s first video dating app

LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto's first video dating app | The Lady-like Leopard by Melina Morry

I’m not someone who really believes in love at first sight. But love at first play? Zepeel, you’ve got me intrigued. I mean, after what seemed like centuries of trying to meet someone organically, I turned to online dating too. Unfortunately, at that time Zepeel wasn’t on the market and now I’m not on it either. (Love you babe.)

Zepeel is the first video dating app to launch in Toronto. And thanks to Shine PR, it was launched in enviable style. There was bottomless champagne, a super cute kissing wall, a gelato guessing gameΒ and a balloon ceiling! Yes, you could say it was a cooler than cool party.

But just because I’m locked down, doesn’t mean I couldn’t observe the crowd and do a little match making of my own. Hey, I’m in a relationship, not dead, people. I was pretty proud of telling this guy that my single-and-ready-to-mingle friend needed a “hunk” in a photo I was taking of her. I guess this was pretty much love at firstΒ snap, since they ended up exchanging numbers.

LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto’s first video dating app

So, essentially with Zepeel you can send and receive video messages with other members to meet your new crush. And when you feel comfortable, you can even jump onto a live video chat. Hello, love at first play! I think this is a pretty cool idea, but I’m not sure if it would’ve been for me. I’m a little video shy.

However, itΒ is super beneficial for being able to see someone’s facial expressions, hear their voice and being able to get a real feel for who this person is before meeting them in person. But I also think it could make rejectionΒ that much harder. Maybe that’s just me though.

You know, overall, it seems pretty interesting. You guys should totally check it out and tell me how it goes! Find out more about the app here and get downloading. Thanks for having us Shine! We had a fabulous time. xxx

LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto's first video dating app | The Lady-like Leopard by Melina Morry
It won’t be for long with Zepeel’s new video dating app! Hello, love at first play.
LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto's first video dating app | The Lady-like Leopard by Melina Morry
The venue. I loved the white brick walls and plants! Very chic. Can this be my apartment, please?
LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto's first video dating app | The Lady-like Leopard by Melina Morry
Popping balloons is pretty much a nightmare for me so I was glad they were all the way up on the ceiling. Phew!
LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto's first video dating app | The Lady-like Leopard by Melina Morry
There was a gelato stand where you had to pick a random flavour and guess what it was! So delicious. (Ps. fun fact: lavender is my favourite flavour.)
LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto's first video dating app | The Lady-like Leopard by Melina Morry
With my gorgeous friend, Sheila. Check her out > @sheilaniganss
LOVE AT FIRST PLAY | Shine PR and Zepeel team up to launch Toronto's first video dating app | The Lady-like Leopard by Melina Morry
Mingling before heading off to get tacos at La Carnita. Because every party ends with a food stop, right?

WHAT I’M WEARING:

strapless top | OAK + FORT (it’s actually a kimono that I tucked in)
faux leather skirt | VINTAGE
suede boots | ZARA
gold wire choker | BROOKLYN BLEU

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