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The mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead didn't just have zombies and baseball bats. Match.com launched a live online viewing party where TWD fans could chat about the show, and maybe find someone to bump undead uglies with.
Match.com CEO Mandy Ginsberg told Variety that they came up with the idea for the zombie hookup party after they did a study that showed millennials are turned on by people who binge the same shows they do. She said people who went onto the site would will get an invite to chat about the show in a viewing party. There, they could hang out with the whole group, or find a special someone to engage in some sexy digital foreplay about Negan's latest victim.
Sure, TV show-based matchmaking sounds kind of stupid, but hey, who am I to judge? On my first date with my now-husband, we spent half the night chatting about how much we love Futurama. TV brings people together.
Ginsberg said The Walking Dead is only the beginning — they have plans to make favourite TV shows a big part of their matchmaking platform. Hey, do you like watching people screw robots on Westworld? Do you enjoy human-on-robot sex on Humans? Boom, match made in heaven. Also, there are a lot of shows about people screwing robots.