Online dating has already become a common occurrence in modern romance. According to Statista, there will be nearly 280 million online dating users by 2024.
According to data from a recent survey conducted by Dating.com, an online matchmaking platform, many singles are ready to take their love search into the metaverse. According to the survey, those looking for love are increasingly turning to technology, with 33% planning to date in the metaverse.
According to the survey, using metaverse avatars can help to prioritize “communication and digital intimacy before in-person discovery.” Furthermore, the metaverse is a borderless world where singles can meet from anywhere.
Singles Widening their Dating Pools
The survey indicated that with advancements in dating app technology and the metaverse, more daters are willing to connect across cities, countries, and even continents. Over the last year, digital identity, and more specifically, identity in the metaverse, has been a major topic of discussion for both users and developers.
As more industries in the real world transition into digital reality, the tools available to users to piece together a digital identity expand. Whether it’s through legacy brand wearables or virtual reality land ownership, our digital selves have the potential to represent a lot about who we are and our status.
However, as more personal data is made available to digital reality in order to create the most realistic version of users, the risk of identity theft and other exploits grows. According to a recent Kaspersky survey, metaverse exploitation and abuse are expected to rise in the coming year.
Metaverse Utility Expanding
An earlier report this week showed that the metaverse was going to be useful in helping users choose their travel destinations.
Booking.com, a popular online travel service, conducted a survey of 24,179 respondents from 32 countries, and the findings revealed that tourists are very interested in digitally experiencing destinations before making vacation plans. Out of the group, Gen Z (45%) and Millennials (43%), were the most likely to seek out metaverse travel experiences.
43% of respondents, or just under half of all those polled, said virtual reality would influence their decisions. 4574 people in this category believe that traveling to new places should be done virtually first.
Furthermore, more than 35% of respondents are willing to spend several days in the Metaverse getting acquainted with the settings provided by well-known locations.
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