Netflix has released the official Longest Third Date trailer for the upcoming documentary about two strangers’ spontaneous trip to Costa Rica that ends up being a compatibility test after they’re forced to extend their date due to the global pandemic. The documentary will start streaming on April 18.
“I loved hearing about Matt and Khani’s story,” director Brent Hodge said in an interview with Tudum. “It begged the question: Can you get to know someone and fall in love during the most bizarre and uncertain time in the world? Their story felt like a real-life rom-com playing out in front of us.”
The documentary is edited and produced using Matt’s extensive footage of their experience. “When Matt and Khani match on Hinge, sparks fly. So much so that they spontaneously fly to Costa Rica for their third date — and get stuck as the world shuts down in March 2020. An extended stay in paradise becomes the ultimate test of compatibility,” reads the logline.
Matt and Khani met on the popular dating app Hinge where they were matched and decided to go out on their first date. A second date soon followed as sparks quickly flew between them. Then for their third date, the adventurous pair decided to do something different by jetting to Costa Rica for a fun weekend. The period was March 2020, a time when the COVID pandemic was only in its early stages and no one could really predict how deadly it would become or how far-reaching its effects would have on the whole world. A few days of fun, what’s the worst that could happen? Unfortunately, Matt and Khani found themselves stuck at the hotel when countries began closing off their borders across the world. The hotel where they lodged began to shut down, their return flight was canceled, and it became impossible for the pair to land an immediate flight back to America.