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Future Dating Will Give You The Creeps And Butterflies At Once

Looking for the perfect date? The options to find your match are growing with every technological break. And that’s great news, since nobody wants to end up alone surrounded by a dozen cats. That’s why we’re all bravely putting up with the endless flow of failed relationships, bad one-night-stands and horrible dates. Everything for the search of the ultimate partner to have lots of babies with and grow old and wrinkly with, right? Well, if you’re still looking, here’s some good news. The amount of options to find your date is increasing with every technological development.

Some seemingly crazy futuristic gadgets and dating methods are closer than you might think. Of course, popular dating apps like Tinder are not that strange to us anymore. But finding a date based on your genes is already possible as well. Karmagenes is one of the companies that uses DNA to find out your personality and link it to your perfect match. Or you could order the DNA-analyzing Instant Chemistry kit to “become closer to your partner and learn about yourself.”

Virtual reality is offering all kinds of possibilities to enhance your dating life. Hypothetically, you could take a stroll in Paris together while your date is on the other side of the world. And what to think of wearables that help you to find your match? Connect is a conceptual bracelet that broadcasts a subtle glow of light to indicate you’re open to chatting. From the same creative agency came the concept for Wizz, “a rock-like pendant that would vibrate when it senses compatibility with someone nearby, based on apps people already use (like your Netflix queue or an iTunes playlist).”

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The amount of ways to find your partner is not the only thing that’s boosting your chances of love, because we might even find a partner in non-human things. Do you remember Spike Jonze’s movie Her, in which Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his operating system? Pretty weird. Ok, we can hardly resist Scarlett Johansson’s sexy voice either, but dating your computer sounds like something from Futurama. Some scientist believe that this scenario could be real in 2029 though. Other research claims that more than half of all couples will meet online within 20 years. And, as always, the sex industry is gratefully using new technologies. Who needs to leave the comfort of your own home when you can even have sex with a computer?

The big question now is: should we want to date this way? Does it fit our notion of what’s romantic? Are all the technological developments that ought to improve our love lives simply convienent or killing the romance? And what does it mean for our peception of romantic love when dating applications become so advanced that matches are made trough computer algorithms? According to our love expert, psycologist Hans Schuurman, romantic love is overrated anyways, so we might even reconsider romance…

What is your opinion? And how will you meet your new bae in the future? Let us know in the comments below!


Milou Kwee

Milou Kwee

Milou is editor at IntoConnection.

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