If you’ve ever used a dating app, you probably know the frustration of spending two weeks half-heartedly messaging a potential boyfriend, only to have them finally disappear without a word.
Or maybe you are the one who is disappearing.
Either way, a new dating app promises to make ghosting a thing of the past, by using artificial intelligence to offer a “test” conversation with potential matches.
Teaser AI, which will be released this month by the team behind photo-sharing app Dispo, boasts the tagline ‘less talk, more action’.
Writing on the App Store, the team says: ‘Dating apps these days have endless chatter. We don’t want a pen pal. We want to meet and date.
“We decided to use the most advanced artificial intelligence technology in the world to reduce the noise and bring it directly to the part that matters: “Want to have a drink? What’s your Number?”.’
Getting to the heart of the matter may be ideal for many, but those who worry that the AI knows too much about them may want to skip it.
“When you start Teaser AI, our AI starts learning about you; through your profile and chats, it gets smarter and smarter,” the team says.
Potential matches can chat with your AI and you can chat with theirs. This gives you an idea of who they are, though of course it’s not perfect.
‘When a match happens, we show that AI conversation in the chat, and you both take control from there. It’s often quite funny, but it always serves as an icebreaker. Use it to quickly interrupt the conversation and decide if you want to meet up.’
Of course, with an entire planet filled with dating horror stories, this might be just what many want to help them slide through the dating pool, instead of drowning in a sea of unsuitable matches. But if the app takes off, the team could find itself quite busy delivering on a particular promise.
“We also check each profile, to avoid catfishing and hair-raising.”
And a warning to those who like to linger on their answers.
‘If you don’t say something within 24 hours of a match, consider it expired, so get going.
“Our goal is to use AI to stop the ghost and get you to the part that matters: meeting in person and seeing if that spark is real.”
Ironic, given that it could be set on fire by a bot.
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