As an independent student newspaper and the paper of record for the city of Berkeley, the Daily Cal has been communicating important updates during this pandemic. Your support is essential to maintaining this coverage. Three UC Berkeley graduates have launched an app called Charmed, which allows users to connect with their friends and receive immediate feedback on potential partners they match with on popular dating apps. When a user matches with someone through a dating app such as Bumble or Tinder, they can share the match with friends through Charmed. Friends can then suggest opening lines, which the user can accept and send to their new match. When a user is unable to move from texting to dating, it obscures the purpose of using a dating app, according to Margot. While the issue of privacy could present a problem, Spencer Hill, campus senior a nd administrator of the popular UC Berkeley Overheard and Confessions Facebook pages, said he was unconcerned. Margot believes Charmed can shrink those numbers. We’re an independent, student-run newsroom.