Wednesday 04-20-2022 11:53
Mariko Tokioka, CEO and founder of live streaming and dating app, hive em, looks at how virtual reality will improve mobile dating platforms.
Are you tired of swiping profiles? Do the same singles appear in your dating app feed? I have good news for you: virtual reality (VR) will completely change the way you meet and engage with singles in the next phase of mobile technology.
The research firm, Gartner, recently named the metaverse as one of the top five Emerging and impactful trends for 2022. Everything from gaming to live entertainment and yes, dating will change in this new metaverse.
As the founder of EME Hive, the world’s largest live streaming and dating app in Asia, I can see first-hand the change in technology surrounding the dating landscape. Our research and development team is always testing and testing new technologies for our users.
We’re still in the early stages of this virtual reality era, but here’s a closer look at how I see it altering the way singles meet and how you can use this mobile approach in your own life.
Virtual reality will make dating safer for singles
New VR technology will allow users to connect with others online, eliminating the need for strangers to meet in person for dates. By staying in touch within the platform for as long as possible, users don’t feel obligated to reveal personal information like phone numbers or even addresses to their partners.
Virtual reality dating will keep long-distance relationships “sparky”
Metaverse dating apps are not only beneficial for singles but also for couples in long distance relationships. Couples can go on virtual dates, explore new adventures, and feel close to each other, no matter how far apart they are. It provides an alternative for those looking for a new way to stay in touch other than a classic phone or video call.
Virtual reality dating takes the awkwardness out of the “first date”
With VR technology, online daters will have the opportunity to get to know their partner before meeting in person. Singles can save time, energy, and the awkwardness that comes with first dates by meeting only those with whom they had a genuine connection in the metaverse.
How the metaverse will change dating
Startups are using the metaverse to evolve traditional online dating apps, far beyond the classic profile swipe. These new shows will use virtual reality to allow singles to create their own avatar, connect with others, play games together, and even date in virtual spaces.
One of the most well-known roadblocks with online dating is liking someone’s profile and not connecting with them when you meet in person. Virtual reality dating eliminates this problem, allowing singles to gauge the chemistry between them before taking their relationship to the next step. Some of those matches also end up being your lifelong friends.
New dating companies are already implementing virtual reality features to make dating easier and more convenient. The addition of voice features has become popular in dating apps and the tech world in general in recent years. Singles can match a voice to a face and get a better insight into their personality, rather than basing their opinion on superficial appearances.
Other dating platforms like ours have also introduced live streaming and video chat options for users to interact with people with similar interests, make friends, and even find a potential love interest.
As technology advances, current dating trends like traditional in-person dating will also evolve. Although the metaverse is still in its early stages, it has the ability to completely change the dating experience forever. Virtual reality and augmented reality dating in the metaverse will only get better and more popular as time goes on.