Tinder CEO: AR Will Transform Dating

Tinder CEO: AR Will Transform Dating
February 23, 2017

Imagine walking down the street and being able to detect whether the people passing you are single or attached based on a colour on your smartphone.


That’s what Tinder, one of world’s the most popular hook-up apps, hopes will become a reality.

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The idea is based on popular Traffic Light parties where University students wore red or green to signal whether they were looking for love or not.


Similarly, an augmented reality feature on Tinder – similar to Pokemon Go – will be able to show users which strangers are red – and should be avoided – and who has green for go.


“That will definitely impact dating,” Tinder’s CEO Sean Rad said on Tuesday at tech conference Start-Up Grind.

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"You can imagine how, with augmented reality, that experience could happen in the room, in real time.


"The impact is profound as these devices get closer to your senses, to your eyes, to your experiences."


He added that artificial intelligence might be arranging dates in the near future.

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