Experiential Online Dating

The focus of online dating systems on explicit self-description and deliberate dating-oriented interactions feels forced to some users. New designs for dating systems could facilitate interaction through mutual exploration, play, or creation — collaborative story-writing, puzzles, virtual environments to wander together.

Users might gain more authentic information about each other in a space in which gaining such information is not the predominant task. People are notoriously bad at describing themselves accurately, so a good design would give them a chance to show who they are rather than having to explain it. Furthermore, putting the focus on an external object or task more closely mimics real-world interaction, reducing the artificiality that some find makes online personals an awkward medium.

How To Date Any Girl

How To Date Any Girl

What do women want? This is a question that has baffled men since the beginning of time and we men are no closer to understanding women than we were when we huddled around an open fire every night and lived in caves.

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