With the emergence of metaverses, a new mode of encounter in a virtual reality world is being born. Zoom on these new dating applications in Web 3 mode!
The Internet is constantly changing and some news from the web space is sometimes even perceived as science fiction. Although it is rather unexpected for many, dating services today are becoming the harbingers of revolutionary trends.
How is the online dating industry changing today? Why are dating apps and video chats the speed leaders in implementing new features? How will the online dating industry evolve in the near future? This is what we want to talk about today. We promise you it will be interesting!
Tinderverse: Tinder will launch its own metaverse and create an internal virtual currency!
Rumors that Tinder is planning to launch its own metaverse started circulating in early 2021. As the year progressed, the more information we got. Today, we already know a lot about this future metaverse:
- Its official name is — Tinderverse.
- It will be possible to enter the metaverse using virtual or augmented reality.
- In the Tinderverse, users will not only be able to meet and communicate, but also go to virtual concerts, walk through streets and digital parks, organize business meetings, and much more.
Renate Nyborg, the CEO of Tinder, announced that he is actively working on the Tinderverse at the “Reuters Next” conference. We also know that the service’s internal virtual currency is already being tested. Its appearance is therefore only a matter of time.
You want to know more ? In this video, Renate Nyborg, CEO of the famous dating app, tells us about the future Tinderverse!
What you need to understand here is that when the Tinder Verse appears on the market, we will surely see a real explosion in the popularity of the metaverse. Match Group, which owns Tinder, will certainly create new metaverses for its other services. And after him, third-party companies will also catch up.
We dare to assume that such a classic format as roulette chats will also undergo many changes and they will become part of the metaverse. But it is too early to tell. And we’ll come back to the subject of video chats a bit later.
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Decentraland: an already functional virtual world created on the blockchain
While Mark Zuckerberg, Renate Nyborg and others are just sharing their plans for creating meta-universes, the developers of Decentraland have already released a finished product — the Decentraland virtual world, built on blockchain technology and supporting NFTs.
At first glance, Decentraland looks like an online game with cartoon graphics. But in reality, everything is much more interesting. Here you can already communicate with other users, attend conferences, open your own stores, buy and sell, explore the world, create completely new things in it, and literally live in it. Each of your trips in this virtual world is an opportunity to go to cruising spots to meet new people. And why not find love?
The key feature of Decentraland is precisely the support for NFTs. Tokens let you buy “land” in virtual space to build anything — a store, office, cinema, art gallery and more. You can even create your marriage certificate in the metaverse version NFT!
Decentraland already looks like a real breakthrough in the metaverse world. But this is a very young project that is still in the development stage. It’s hard to imagine the prospects that will open up for him and other meta-universes when technology takes another leap forward.
Video chat: back in fashion. Even more than before!
If you were an active internet user in the early 2000s, you probably remember 2009, the year Omegle and Chatroulette random chats appeared. At that time, there was simply nothing like it on the web. And in 2010, the number of daily users of these platforms was in the millions.
The audience of these platforms then began to gradually decrease due to the poor moderation of Omegle, Chatroulette, Bazoocam, the absence of filters for the search for interlocutors and the generally controversial policy of the developers. At the same time, alternative video chats began to appear — Chatrandom, OmeTV, Bazoocam, Camsurf, and video chat with girls CooMeet. They have already provided users with search filters, better moderation, and excellent video communication quality. Unsurprisingly, Omegle and Chatroulette audiences quickly migrated to these new platforms.
Until early 2020, the number of video chat users grew rather slowly. Surprisingly, the situation has been drastically changed by the coronavirus pandemic around the world. Having lost the ability to meet and communicate in real life, users turned to the Internet. And since not everyone likes the format of traditional dating sites and apps, they chose an alternative: video chats. Result: in just one year, many sites have multiplied their audience by 2 or 3. And this has made it possible to more actively implement new features and grow with competitors. Video chats are therefore once again at the height of their popularity. And they clearly have no intention of giving up their place.
New players in the online dating market: unexpected projects
An interesting story happened in Singapore. A young girl named Vernis Yap was an avid user of top dating apps. But she failed to achieve the desired results in her personal life. She went on 50 dates, and each time it turned out that the person wasn’t right for her at all. And lo and behold, Vernis Yap, realizing that the algorithms of popular applications did not work in his case, decided to create his own service and named it Lovenn.
No swipes or anything else! On Lovenn, all users must answer a series of 20 questions, after which the system searches for the best matches and selects the best candidates for meetings. And interestingly, Lovenn works really well.
This example proves that even today it is possible to launch a project that will be better than its competitors and immediately attract many new users. And it does not require colossal budgets at all. Sometimes a great idea and an original approach are the main keys to success.
We believe that in the months and years to come, dozens and hundreds of original online dating services will appear on the Internet, and they will be radically different from anything we are used to. This is a big trend, as new technologies and new approaches are always driving the industry forward. And we all really need it in the realities of today’s world.
Results: the future is very interesting!
The online dating industry had been stagnant for a while and offered nothing new to users. But the year 2021 has proven to be very rich in innovations and even revolutionary changes in the field of online dating in general, so it seems that everything has finally changed.
Tinder has begun to fundamentally change the way contemporaries think about online dating. Video chats, which many seemed to have completely forgotten about, have suddenly gained immense popularity and are not about to give up their place anytime soon. New dating services pop up almost every day. Some of them really amaze with their innovative ideas and solutions.
We are convinced that 2022, 2023 and the years to come will bring us many more changes. Maybe even changes that we are not able to imagine today. After all, you have to admit that a year or two ago no one heard of or knew anything about the meta-universes. And today, they are not just a buzzword: they already work! We’re sure there’s more than one mini-revolution in the dating industry ahead of us, and we’re looking forward to it!