As online dating increases, virtual dating could definitely be the natural next stage in the dating revolution, so if you're looking for love but have previously been put off by safety, cost or time constraints than rev up that virtual hovercraft and plot a course for love.David Evans Bailey does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.Voice and text chat via Skype allow them to engage more naturally than via email, and hundreds of conversation stimulators and insightful question suggestions allow them to get a deeper sense of their compatibility and whether they might like to meet in real life.
It’s a strange mix, because the people are physically in the same space but can only see each other and interact in VR.
This is dating where a version of you can spend time in the same virtual space as your love interest, but without physically being there at all.
Unlike chatting with someone on Tinder but never meeting up, it could feel very, very real.
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