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July 09, 2019

What Will Online Dating Look Like In the Future? The Experts Weigh In

Considering that most people spend much of their time online, it does seem like an appropriate question to ask. Some people have said, in the past that they gravitate to online dating because they do not have the time to go out and meet people. They work too much, so meeting someone online could make sense.

Others have said the dating pool is so weird and creepy these days that they have failed to meet anyone the like so far. Dating apps have seen an increase in recent years. You have Grindr (for the gays), Tinder (the straight version of Grinder), and Bumble (which I did not know existed before today.

A Lot of Questions Involved

Some of these apps are just for a simple hookup. Some men and women do not want to engage in a serious relationship. All they want is someone to "scratch the itch", regardless of the sexual preference.

CEO of Match.Com claims, "We do not have to worry about the volume problem. We have more than enough dating apps that people can go to so their needs are met. One problem we are facing is how we can attract people looking for the right person. Most of the apps are great for people who are not looking for something lasting. Some men and women just want fun and great sex. What do we do about the people who want to find someone to spend the rest of their lives with? There is a void in the emotional psychology that we need to address. There is a quality that is missing there."

The other question involves chemistry. How can you successfully predict that two people will have great chemistry if they meet online? There are sites, such as that claim to predict their chemistry percentages. However, there are some clients that have been outspoken against this report. Some claim that they could not meet someone worthwhile due to the questions asked.

A lot of the questions are designed to be black and white. There are some questions that are many "shades of grey." I could not find someone because of the system having it one way or the other.

The Hard Truth About Online Dating

There are a lot of men and women left feeling angry and disappointed over their scarce prospects and dead ends. The other problem lies with what each man and woman wants.

Some people do not know what they want. They only say what they think they should say. They tell the other person what they want to hear, in part due to the way they look. Attractive men and women attract the like.

Some people lie about what they want just so they can be with someone pretty. Unfortunately, this is an epidemic that has been happening for a long time. That is why these dating apps need to streamline their systems to attract the actions and not the intended desires.

The AI Invention

There is something big happening right now in the world of dating apps. It involves AI technology.

One thing that is different is with facial recognition. Every time you take a picture for your profile, the AI will examine it more closely. According to AI specialists, this technology could improve your chances by picking up something in the picture, something that was not there before.

Will it be successful or unsuccessful? It depends on the person and their reason for starting their profile. There might be a few hits and misses along the way, but it could go a long way to improve the chances of finding someone successfully. "This is not something I set out to do, intentionally. I was trying to build something comparable to a human. Something that could think and feel as a human does. AI is one of the technologies that comes the closest to achieving the goal. I wanted to capitalize on this, combining the two ideas into one.", Kevin Teman, AIMM Creator says.

The Setback

The other issue involves dating itself. Most of the platforms do not have a real incentive for helping their clients to find the "one." They will lose more clients that way, especially the paying ones. They want to keep the money coming in. That alone allows the dating apps to kind of "miss the mark."

There are some who dispute this ideology. Some say this affects the bottom line. You want people to be happy. You want them to find someone they can connect with in a real way. They might lose the site after a bit, but they may recommend the platform to someone who is also searching.

Let us be real. Say the date does not work out so well. The person can always go back to the site and start over again. The dating app gives them more incentive to keep looking. They are not losing money. They may actually make more money.


Videos with or without AI remain a major contender for dating apps. Kate El, a founder of, says that people want to see what you look like. The more they like what they see, the more incentive they have to go out with you, especially if you are one of the "beautiful people."

The jury is still out for what may or may not come of this. Stay tuned for updates. You can always share your story with us online.

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