Tinder recently took the world by storm creating millions of matches with billions of swipes. However, this sparked the start of many other dating apps and now the question on the tip of everyone’s tongue is: what does this mean for the future of Tinder?
Tinder’s CEO, Sean Rad, admitted that the app would have to evolve to keep up with times to avoid facing the similar fate of Blackberry's BBM and many others who were overtaken by technology. An exciting prediction that came out of an interview was that the online dating world will be run by Augmented Intelligence (AI). Most of the population owns a smartphone, meaning that it would become easier to integrate the dating app into everyday life, not just the app. People would be able to point their camera at someone walking down the street and assess their relationship status through colour coding. This is called the traffic light method, popular at many parties in which single and available is green, open to new connection is orange and in a relationship or unavailable is red.
Even further into the future suggests that users could put their information into the system, including their likes and dislikes, which will be used by the AI system to match the user with someone close to their location with similar interests. The system could even go as far as to link up the user's schedules, suggesting that their match will be at a bar on Wednesday night in order for them to meet up.
I would say this is a bit creepy but perhaps the “fate” of your love life could be better in the hands of the robot matchmakers.