The online dating markets is flourishing and guess what, the developers are planning to make it even more exciting by including the technology.
The founder of the Tinder online dating app, Sean Rad in a report said that the dating platform is going to incorporate with the hint of artificial intelligence that can help the Tinder app users in finding the right match. By using the artificial intelligence in the dating platform, the dating app will show the best match.
Most of the traditional online dating apps offer the bowling nights and cookery classes at the moment, but by the use of the augmented reality the users can experience everything in the real world, as if it happens in the room. Though some apps do not use much of the technology, it allows the users to reach out to the best matches by asking tons of questions, by analyzing the answers of the user and their interest- the app matches them with best set of matches.
With the use of the artificial intelligence, the online dating apps will know better about the person more than himself/herself.
Lack of discretion
When the dating apps are more intelligent in matching the best pair for the online user, then there are chances for the app to leak the privacy information about the user with the third parties.
As a plan to showcase on how the online dating application over-share the personal information of the users, the Privacy International set up a spoofing online dating site. The Privacy International is a privacy awareness pressuring group based in the United Kingdom. It is a registered charity center that promotes and defends the right to privacy across the globe.
The main objective of the charity group is to promote the human rights of privacy all over the world and to set out the Universal declaration to the human rights. Some of the specific conventions and declarations are,
- To seek the way by which the IT can be used in the privacy protection
- To increase the awareness, provide educational materials and conduct research regarding the surrounding threats about the personal privacy.
- To monitor the effectiveness, nature and the extent of the measures to protect the privacy and to find out ways via the information technology to safeguard the private information of the public
- To work in the international and national levels to offer an effective and strong privacy protection
The reason behind the group spoofing a dating site is to create an idea for the people to stop proving personal information in this kind of dating application as that makes them a marketing material. The charity group is concerned mainly with the match group of Companies- it is an organization that operates an octopus kind of operation that is seen in the online dating applications. All the personal information of the users can be shared with many people that can be a very serious issue in the end.
When a person registers himself in the online dating app, he will furnish most of his personal information in the site like the passion, interest, sexual preference, taste, political views. Though the app matches with the mutual match, everyone must be aware of the fact that all the popular dating apps in the market are linked with a large group.
Future of love through AI
The Tinder online dating app is the popular app among most of the online daters and the app has more than twenty billion parings since the establishment of the app in 2012 and now the app has grown to fifty million active users.
The dating site is in the process of including the artificial intelligence in the dating app that will connect analyze all the users and pair the users with the potential match. And the artificial intelligence has the capacity to scan all the profiles faster than the human and it is capable of pairing the matches based on the passion and interest of the person. So the users in the Tinder app need not worry about the concept of rejection and they also need not waste time in swiping right or left to find the best pair as the AI takes care of it.
The Tinder online dating application is a social search mobile application that uses the Facebook to communicate between the users having mutual interest. The users using the app choose a mutual pair by looking at the profile picture and use the swipe motion. When a user finds a potential match, they can swipe right and they can swipe to the left when they are not interested on the picture and move on to the next profile.
As the Tinder users choose their date simply by looking at the photo, they look out only for the physical attraction. And if the online dating application is using the Artificial intelligence, then there are chances for the AI technology to select on potential matches based on the physical attractiveness and preference of the user. And it will not be difficult to have the user upload some of the pictures of the people they are interested in, so that the app can match the users with the people who look similar to the photos they have uploaded on the app using the facial recognition technology.
The founder of the Tinder online dating application said that within 5 years of time the company will launch the app that is collaborated with the AI, and makes the process of searching the potential match easier for the users.
However, analyzing all the profiles and going through a set of profiles in the application platform is the interesting part of the online dating platform. And if these things are taken out from the platform, it will be difficult to understand the person when they are met in the real time. Also the dating application is the number game and at present the app uses primitive information like the location, age and mutual friends of the user. The mutual friends are analyzed by the interest fact of the user in the Facebook, like the things they ‘like’ in the social media platform.
The augmented reality is a technology that overlays all the digital images into the real life scenario as a person walks and so far the only application that uses the augmented reality technology is the Pokémon Go that helps to bring the players together, however it is not the relationship application but presumably most of the people are looking for this kind of technology that will help in finding out the relationship status of a person without asking them.
The future of the dating application lies on the fact that the ability of the app to remain as one of the leading dating apps that help to hook up people and fall into a relationship. However, the app should ensure that it does not encroach the common decency, privacy and manners of the app users.
Anand Rajendran is the CEO and Co-Founder of ZoPlay, a web design and mobile app development company located in India. Datingo app is the latest dating app created by his company with tinder clone scripts that allows the users to find their matches who have common interests.