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The future of online dating: Smarter AI, DNA tests, and video
True questionnaires, bots for flirting, and algorithms that determine ulterior motives — the future of online dating will not be very romantic, but effective. As machine algorithms become more accurate and accessible, online dating companies will be able to better recognize who we are and determine which partner we need for a romantic relationship. The world of online dating is about to change. The future will be merciless, and we are already halfway to it. Dating services use this data to match the best couples from among all the subscribers. Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge — such services refuse questionnaires and long essays in favor of linking accounts in social networks.
What will online dating be like in 2030?
Online dating's popularity probably will get a boost from the coronavirus pandemic, says an assistant professor of sociology at The University of Alabama in Huntsville UAH. Jennifer Sims, who examines dating as a social activity in a section of her Sociology of Sexuality classes. Given the necessity for social distancing created by the coronavirus, it is likely that going forward this method of meeting and getting to know someone will increase even more.
Matchmaking is one of the world's oldest professions. With the many thousands of apps and websites available it's no surprise that the business is blossoming. In fact, the dating sector is now one of the fastest evolving industries on the planet. And with record numbers of singles turning to the Internet to find love, friendships and hookups, it shows no signs of slowing down.