Dating site avatars

As a result, written profiles — even if honest — are typically tedious. (How many women’s profiles contain something to the effect of “I’m equally comfortable in hiking gear or a tiny cocktail dress”?

Rather, you search and email (and possibly IM) online.

The new frontier of online dating is moving away from the profile-centric model, he says, to an avatar that will essentially date on your behalf.

Here's how it works: The dating app on your phone right now is driven by machine-learning algorithms.

The date, if it happens at all, takes place in the real world…

and is usually unsuccessful.* The problem is, you simply can’t know whether you’re compatible with someone until you’ve actually met and shared some experiences.

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