Earlier this year, FireFlare Games quietly announced they were creating the first virtual reality dating app, Planet Theta. It did not have the wall-to-wall news coverage that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement about his metaverse vision. If history is any guide, Planet Theta’s focus on VR dating may actually be the cheat code needed to mainstream, and thereby help realize, Zuckerberg’s Metaverse.
Many argue 1995 was the year that the internet became relevant. Netscape became the first popular internet browser in 1995. It was the year that eBay made its first sales. Craigslist was founded. 1995 was also the year that Match publicly released its open beta, making it the first internet dating website.