TikTok has a unique service for its employees that you might find interesting. It’s called “Meet Cute,” and it’s like a matchmaking platform for folks who work at TikTok.
So, here’s how it works: TikTok employees can use this service to introduce their friends and family members to their colleagues. It’s not just for setting up dates; it’s a way for people to make connections with others in the company.
On Meet Cute, employees can create posts about their family members or friends who are looking to meet new people. These posts include details like height and weight, similar to what you’d see on regular dating apps. Other employees can then comment on these posts and give their thoughts.
But there’s an important note on Meet Cute: TikTok makes it clear that they won’t get involved in any disputes that might arise from these introductions.
Now, this service is mainly used by TikTok employees in China, but people all over the world use TikTok’s internal tools for their work.
A spokesperson from ByteDance, the company that owns TikTok, said that Meet Cute was initially meant for employees in China. They mentioned that they consider cultural differences when creating internal tools like this and that Meet Cute was tailored for the Chinese market.
It’s worth noting that ByteDance has tried matchmaking for its employees before, like with the “175 Project.” And it’s not just TikTok – other tech companies in China, such as Alibaba, Meituan, and Huawei, also have forums or services for employee matchmaking.
However, some TikTok employees who talked to Forbes feel that this matchmaking effort by the company can be a bit intrusive into their personal lives.