How Virtual Reality Could Change the Way We Date

Dr. Sharabi explains how VR dating has advantages that can make it preferable to online dating and “many face-to-face meetings”. Sharabi looks at a 2015 report by Imperial College Business School and eHarmony UK that suggested that increasing data transfer rates would “make virtual reality dating a possibility”. Another study Dr. Sharabi included by Frost showed that “virtual dates” revealed more about people than online dating profiles. A concept called “excitation transfer” may cause people in VR to be more attractive than in person. Dr. Sharabi also looks at a writing considering the possibility VR date coaching.

Liesel Sharabi Ph.D.
Psychology Today
9th July 2021


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