The Hustle

Bots and AI are barging into online dating

Dating apps have arguably made finding a mate more convenient than ever. But for the truly lazy lothario who can’t be bothered to lift a swiping finger, there may be a solution -- a bot. In fact, it may be...


February 11, 2020

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Dating apps have arguably made finding a mate more convenient than ever. But for the truly lazy lothario who can’t be bothered to lift a swiping finger, there may be a solution — a bot.

In fact, it may be unfair to call bot-assisted matchmaking lazy. People who’ve tried it say it can help the loneliest among us maximize the chance of finding another fish in the giant, digital sea.

Some bots are crude, but others are suave

As ArsTechnica reported, the technology can take many forms:

AI-assisted dating also raises plenty of questions. What if the bots just reinforce our biases? How will you know if your match is really Brian, and not just a bot? What if we’re destined to die alone?

The biggest apps are starting to embrace AI — in small ways

Tinder rolled out some new safety features that use AI to filter out harassment.

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