According to data from a new Dating.com poll, the metaverse can help accelerate dating into the future, particularly as avatars become more reflective of individuals.
Online dating has already become a typical occurrence in modern relationships. According to Statista, there will be over 280 million online dating users by 2024.
According to statistics from a recent poll performed by Dating.com, an online matchmaking platform, many singles are ready to take their love hunt into the metaverse. According to the report, folks looking for love are increasingly turning to technology, with 33% wanting to date in the metaverse.
According to the report, the adoption of metaverse avatars can assist prioritize “communication and digital intimacy before in-person discovery.”
Furthermore, the metaverse is a borderless realm where singles can meet from anywhere:
“With advancements in dating app technology and the metaverse, more daters are open to making connections that span different cities, countries and even continents.”
According to the survey, one-third of all respondents are open to relationships with persons from outside their immediate geographical zone.
This comes as new evidence shows that consumer interest in the metaverse is increasing. According to data from business and technology strategy consultancy Capgemini, more than 90% of consumers are interested in the metaverse.
Over the last year, users and developers have been discussing digital identity and, more specifically, identity in the metaverse.
As more industries in the real world transition to digital reality, the tools available to consumers to piece together a digital identity expand. Whether through legacy brand wearables or virtual reality land ownership, our digital selves have the potential to convey a lot about who we are and our position.
However, as more personal data is made available to digital reality in order to create the most realistic representation of users, the potential of identity theft and other vulnerabilities grows.
According to a recent Kaspersky survey, metaverse exploitation and abuse are expected to increase in the coming year.