December 28, 2022

Over 30% Ready to Date on Metaverse

Virtual date in restaurant. Woman wearing VR headset meeting with not real man, gaming system for entertainment, computer technology for simulated environment. Vector illustration, faceless characters

Virtual date in restaurant. Woman wearing VR headset meeting with not real man, gaming system for entertainment, computer technology for simulated environment. Vector illustration, faceless characters

Many singles intend to search for their love in the virtual space in light of the increasing number of online dating users, which reached 280 million worldwide, a new study revealed. 

A recent study by Dating.com, an online matchmaking platform, showed that 33% of singles plan to take the dating step in the metaverse. They said that they would use their avatars in the virtual space to assert their keenness on communication and digital intimacy before in-person discovery, according to Coin Telegraph.

The survey reported that the advancements in dating app technologies and metaverse open the door for dating without boundaries, which allows singles to meet from anywhere. Third of the participants in the survey said they are open to relationships with people who are not living with them in the same city or country. 

However, this increasing intention for using the metaverse in online dating poses threats for the users in the virtual space given that they are asked to give more personal data to digital reality in order to make the most realistic version of users. 

A report by Technavio referred to privacy and security concerns in the metaverse. The massive volume of information that the metaverse requires about the users and their environment poses a threat to their privacy. A report by Kaspersky warned that the metaverse could be likely the next target for cybercriminals in 2023 due to the lack of data protection and regulation in the virtual world.

Also, another survey by Capgemini, a business and technology strategy advisor, revealed that 93% said they are curious about the metaverse.

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