A full sensory virtual date would be exactly like a real one – you could hold someone’s hand and even smell their fragrance – but all from the comfort of your own home.It would have the benefit of opening up a global dating pool of people to meet, and redefining what people consider to be a "long distance" relationship.The students compiled a business report based on analysis of how people’s lifestyle habits have evolved over the past 100 years, drawing on interviews with experts across the fields of anthropology, sociology, technology and biomedicine.
The speed of this analysis would allow for real-time feedback and could improve the decision making process when it comes to people’s love life.
While on a date, singles would be able to receive information on their surroundings and actions, such as how well topics of conversation are being received, and an appropriate course of action.
Instead of describing yourself in words, ‘matching’ could become even more accurate through tracking people’s behaviour and how they react to different situations.
Physically, devices could track peoples’ actions and find other singles that have a similar lifestyle pattern, tracking data such as the places people go and the activities they do.
Technology has already transformed the dating world, with matchmaking websites allowing people to scope out potential partners before they meet, and apps like Tinder and Happn pairing people based on location.