Lyft Is Playing in Tinder's Sandbox

Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox

Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now!
Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy
Lyft Is Playing in Tinder's Sandbox
Image credit: Lyft Blog
Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC
2 min read

They say love happens anywhere. And why should a car be any exception?

The San Francisco-based ridesharing mobile app is testing a new feature that allows carpoolers to rate their fellow passengers with either a smiling face or a frowny face. If two carpoolers both rate each other with smiling faces, then they will be able to message each other.

In other words, it’s pretty much becoming Tinder.

Related: Lyft Ditches Its Fluffy Pink Mustache for a Glowstache. Good Move or Bad?

The messaging app is part of the Lyft Line service, which allows passengers to opt to pick up fellow parties of one or two people who may be looking for a ride along their specified path. The cost of a Lyft Line ride is less expensive for passengers, as they share the cost of the ride.

While Lyft Line is available in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Austin, the rating feature is only available in San Francisco. And it’s a good market for it; back in March, Lyft CEO Logan Green said that most of the Lyft rides taken in San Francisco were through Lyft Line.

Related: Lyft CMO: Uber Is the Wal-Mart of Transportation. We Aren't.

More from Entrepreneur

Get heaping discounts to books you love delivered straight to your inbox. We’ll feature a different book each week and share exclusive deals you won’t find anywhere else.
Jumpstart Your Business. Entrepreneur Insider is your all-access pass to the skills, experts, and network you need to get your business off the ground—or take it to the next level.
Entrepreneur Store scours the web for the newest software, gadgets & web services. Explore our giveaways, bundles, "Pay What You Want" deals & more.

Latest on Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur Media, Inc. values your privacy. In order to understand how people use our site generally, and to create more valuable experiences for you, we may collect data about your use of this site (both directly and through our partners). By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the use of that data. For more information on our data policies, please visit our Privacy Policy.