NewsOnline dating trends that will take your relationship to the next level

Online dating trends that will take your relationship to the next level

Online dating trends that will take your relationship to the next level
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Are you interested in exploring the possibility of using dating websites, but haven’t quite plucked up the courage to do so? Perhaps you are aware of the gossip that suggests these outlets or some kind of ‘last resort for singles who have been unsuccessful in any other environment. Or have you paid any attention to the sensationalist Netflix shows that paint a picture of untrustworthy individuals using fake profiles? While there may be some evidence that the latter exist, the only reason they make TV shows about them is that they are so rare that they do stand out. For most people, utilizing the Internet to forge relationships is by far the most convenient way to do so. Let’s take a closer look at the latest online dating trends.

Arranging casual flings

Since some bright spark first came up with the notion of merging the urge to search for romance with the Internet, so many people are now using this medium to arrange get-togethers which caused the creation of the hookup culture trend. This is a trend likely to continue rising in future. One of the latest dating trends for websites and apps is harnessing geolocation technology. An easy way to picture how this works is to think of it like a SatNav system for singles! When a platform for discreet hook up dating operates this software, the location of other members in your vicinity can be flagged up in real-time, and then presented on an interactive map. This allows you to get to know people who are close by without having to go through the lengthy process of flirting with a series of online messages. Talk about super-convenient!

Superior algorithms

Dating sites have long been operating software capable of profiling site users to suggest the most likely matches by comparing details stored in the database. Moving forward, one of the latest trends is for these algorithms to become ever more sophisticated. In addition to fostering compatibility, they will be assuming an even more proactive stance. It could be that these computer programs assess the type of person you are flirting with regularly, and then come up with suggestions about ideal locations for a date. For instance, if you were in the habit of searching for Latino singles, then be prepared to receive menus from the website about the most recommended locations to invite your date for a Mexican or Spanish meal. It could even get to the stage where these algorithms will give you direct access to their booking systems.

Virtual reality

VR has been around for some time and has especially been harnessed by the gaming industry to give added layers of experience to people plugged into headsets. The same tech is being increasingly rolled out on dating platforms. People who have been used to flirting with prospective partners via desktop computers or mobile phones can take these connections to the next level. If you were interested in getting to know an exotic single who happened to live in a different country, you could download the appropriate VR software, plug into the appropriate headsets and headphones, and then arrange a three-dimensional liaison in the virtual world. When sensory software that can be activated remotely is added to the equation, the possibilities for ultra-realistic connections become truly mind-boggling! You will be able to arrange dates against fantastical backdrops, setting these anywhere you wished, from sun-baked tropical islands, with azure seas lapping the shore, to futuristic space stations.

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