It seems everybody wants a piece of the AI Chatbot ChatGPT since its debut in December 2022. Even dating app users have been using the service to send messages to their matches. The dating apps themselves took inspiration from their users and started to get in on the trend.
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Questions to ChatGPT
For instance, OKCupid is experimenting with asking matching questions to users generated by ChatGPT. Michael Kaye, the global head of communications of OKCupid, asked the AI chatbot about the questions that should be asked on a dating app and also when people are dating. ChatGPT replied with the following:
- Are you more of an introvert or extrovert?
- Are you a morning or night person?
- What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?
- What do you value most in a partner?
- How do you know when to take a relationship to the next level?
- How do you balance your own needs with the needs of your partner in a relationship?
Replies by ChatGPT
Most users responded being introverts, night owls, and preferring to relax at home during the weekends. Almost half of the people value trust in a partner the most. Users also said that to take the relationship to the next level, they trust and believe in their guts and hearts. Couples or daters balance their needs and their partners’ needs by having healthy communication and scheduling their time to spend with each other and themselves.
The questions have already been answered over 125,000 times and counting and understandably Gen Z is the leading user base. 31% of Gen Z users on OKCupid do not think it is a violation of trust to create profiles or message people using AI.
Kaye told Mashable, “Daters who think ChatGPT is a life saver get almost 40 percent more Matches on OkCupid than those who think it’s too big brother, so we decided to leverage ChatGPT to draft our famous in-app matching questions that power our algorithm.”
He further added, “The chatbot from OpenAI wrote half a dozen questions for us — about everything from what you value most in a partner to how you can balance your own needs with the needs of a partner in a relationship — and daters are loving these new questions.”
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However, as per a survey done by OKCupid, it is a turn-off for 52% of users to see AI on profile photos. Only 6% found it to be a turn-on and 43% said they are unsure. 47% of users even said they are unsure whether they would want to continue dating people who admittedly used AI-based bots to initiate communication. 34% of people denied continuing the relationship and the only silver lining is the 18% of daters who said they would continue dating without any issue.
The few months old ChatGPT is already changing how people date. Thus, it is likely for AI to change people’s dating lives as well. Hope dating turns out to be some beautiful dreams than a series of nightmares if AI takes the reign.