Technology became an integral part of almost every life aspect today, even the most personal ones. With online dating becoming the prevalent way of meeting potential partners, the market is flooded with innovators and professionals looking to make the process as reliable as possible — but where do new technologies come in?
All popular dating platforms such as Tinder, Badoo, and Hinge rely on artificial intelligence to predict what users are searching for based on their behavior patterns. So far, the AI has relied on swiping and likes to get input and suggest similar-looking profiles.
AI experts believe that employing machine learning will make dating apps our virtual matchmakers who will schedule a date for us based on extensive data we leave online every year. Furthermore, AI could be trained to provide coaching and support to those who are searching for a partner.
Augmented reality is expected to become the next big thing in online dating. Flirtar, the world’s first AR dating platform, gives you a chance to see your match almost immediately. In addition, there are speculations that virtual reality could also expand into this field. Still, due to its all-digital nature, it’s unlikely to be efficient in detecting fake accounts, abuse, and catfishing.
Despite new technologies and innovators flooding the online dating market, the doubt remains — will artificial intelligence ever be as good as the human eye and natural chemistry? The dating world is expanding rapidly, but there are still a number of safety issues to resolve before successful matching becomes the most significant question.