If you’re looking to hook up on your next Uber ride, think again. That’s what Tinder is for.
The ride sharing company is implementing new rules to ensure that customers and drivers are keeping things strictly business and that means keeping your arms, legs, and clothes on inside the car at all times. So remember, there’s no sex in the champagne room carpool lane.
Publishing its first set of rules for passengers, the ride sharing company, which has recently been valued at $62 billion, prohibits flirting with drivers or other passengers while inside the car. The document released by the San Francisco based company states that passengers must not “…touch or flirt with other people in the car,” and that “As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct between drivers and riders, no matter what.”
The new rules don’t explicitly state what counts as flirting, but we’ll try to keep a lock on our best moves.
Uber is also prohibiting passengers from “intentionally spilling food or drink” or “asking overly personal questions,” which would probably include something along the lines of ‘are you single and ready to mingle?’
“Vomiting due to excessive alcohol consumption” is also listed as a prohibitive activity while in an Uber vehicle, which will hopefully help cut down on flirting. They tend to go hand in hand.
Uber additionally states that contacting fellow passengers or drivers following the end of a ride is also a big no-no, meaning that meet-cute you were hoping for when you finally get an Uber driver that looks like Matthew McConaughey is out of the question. We blame Nancy Meyers for giving us unrealistic expectations.
The new set of rules is the latest headline for Uber following a year that has unfortunately included a number of troubling cases of sexual and physical assault against drivers and passengers. Let’s hope the new rules will help make the ride sharing company safer for everyone in the car.