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AI entering the dating pool is a bleak prospect

By Elaine Moore

31 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

Terrible news from the world of online dating. As if a parade of dubious romantic prospects and dead-end chats weren’t bad enough, artificial intelligence has dipped its toe into the dating pool.

Eleven years ago, Tinder helped to turn dating into a series of quick-fire interactions on the internet. But for some jaded users, even writing “Hi” to a romantic prospect is now too much effort. Tech start-ups such as Rizz and YourMove AI are gaining a foothold in the sector by offering AI assistance in creating witty opening lines and appealing profiles.

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