Once upon a time a prince and princess ride on a horse towards the sunset ……ok.. but things are different now – welcome to dating in 21st Century. Matchmaker Matchmaker make me an app!
Since the internet is invented, online dating has been closely following technological innovation. In 90s and 00s, we used dating websites, then in late 00s we switched to mobile apps, and now it is time for bots and AI to take over.
Instead of constant swiping or pushing buttons on dating apps, you talk to a virtual mentor who helps you find a partner. It is all conversation based, so you can tell the bot whatever you like about your preferences, personality etc.
With time, chat bot can get smarter and understand a lot about user’s dating preferences and needs and will provide help way beyond what swipes, buttons and simple algorithms can. In addition, you are going to be able to do this in a place where you spend most of your time already.
Welcome to dating in 21st Century and read how technology is helping you to find a partner
OutChat helps you to find people in your area without leaving your messenger. User is able to talk to the bot and tell them who they are looking for. OutChat then starts showing other users nearby that they can match with. No need to download, Install and register, everything happens on the facebook messenger.
Match.com – Lara bot
Once a chat with Lara is opened, the bot will ask singles what gender they’re looking for, their birthday and where they live, before either linking to their Match.com account or helping them set up a free profile, all without leaving Messenger. Lara will ask singles to explain their perfect match by detailing some general information and characteristics – tall, lives nearby, non-smoker etc. – then start to send over potential matches to the user.
Lara then shows potential matches’ profile pictures and some basic information about them, and singles can either choose to “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to let Lara know if they’re interested.
Internet dating is a hard task. Separating through a high volume of potential matches will bring about anybody burnout. Creating fascinating and witty messages crosswise over many parallel discussions is for all intents and practically impossible. Cleverbot is a conversational AI that talks about anything and everything. The artificial intelligence learns and improves from every single conversation. You can make a profile up to Cleverbot to automate your messaging and track your results -smart.
Bubby is a human-AI hybrid dating service that uses a chatbot to understand what you’re looking for in a partner and manage your busy dating life. A companion app offers up curated matches and lets you swipe just like in regular dating apps. Real matchmakers oversee the process and add a special human touch where needed.
Bernie A.I. Described as a “personal matchmaker assistant,” the mobile app works across online dating platforms to automate the evaluation and selection phases, but goes one step further: It automatically messages potential matches and hands off the match to the user only after a favorable response from the potential mate. It’s AI meets facial recognition meets automated communication.
OkCupid was founded by Harvard math majors in 2004, and it first caught daters’ attention because of its computational approach to matchmaking. Members answer droves of multiple-choice survey questions on everything from politics, religion, and family to love, sex, and smartphones.
eHarmony and other dating sites are collaborating with big AI players like IBM Watson to deliver 3.5 million personalized matches every day, and so “optimizing for love.”
When a person signs up on eHarmony, they fill out a 150-question survey—personal preferences, physical traits and hobbies, among many other things. Online behavior, such as how active or inactive they are on the platform and how they communicate, is also gathered and added to the mix.
Matching algorithms honed and perfected by psychological and sociological research sift and compare the personal data for over 20 million users.
It is difficult to deny, however, that mutual love and happy relationships make us happier and more fulfilled as human beings. And if big data analytics can make true love more accessible, reduce the rising rates of failed relationships and maintain happy ones, then why not continue to improve and invest in those tools? Yes, once upon a time we rely on a fairy godmother and now it`s all in the hands of AI, chatbots and apps but the happy end is still there!