Single and looking for your soul mate? What if we told you that you could find her in the metaverse, thanks to your NFT? Between scams, fake accounts and privacy issues, classic dating applications are starting to lose popularity. Fortunately, it is now possible to find love in the metaverse using NFTs and crypto.
Thanks to the metaverse, you can find your soul mate based on the NFTs you have and many other criteria. Although the concept is still in its infancy, it already looks very promising. If you’re single and looking for true love, read on.
Dating in the metaverse: metaMATCH
Created by influencer Emily Lyons, the metaMATCH app should be launched in the next few months.
Emily Lyons says she launched metaMATCH after noticing that the human side wasn’t present enough in dating apps. “So far, the online experience has offered us many shortcuts, but it only connects individuals based on superficialities. We become so obsessed with our online personas and the idea of perfection that many of us forget who we really are and the type of people we can build a serious relationship with.”
metaMATCH will launch in the coming months. Initially, the app will connect people based on the NFT communities they belong to and the non-fungible tokens they have. The app will also be able to identify commonalities based on shared psychographic data and match them based on each party’s online behavior.
“A lot of dating apps rely on ‘scroll left or scroll right,’ but we believe that people are more than just a picture. With features like ‘in your brain’ and ‘on-chain,’ we want to help people connect on a deeper level and create meaningful relationships,” Lyons says.
The app also acts as a hybrid matchmaker (a tool for connecting two people with common interests). In addition, users can book a coaching session with dating experts and get tips on how to have a good conversation, what to wear on a first date and how to avoid first date stress. So, if you’re a crypto-geek looking for true love, this app might be just what you need.
Yes, there are currently DAOs exclusively dedicated to dating. To learn more about the concept of DAOs (decentralized autonomous organizations), we invite you to read this guide.
In simple terms, a dating DAO is a dating application similar to Tinder or Bumble, except that it is based on the blockchain. Each DAO has rules and guidelines, which are dictated by the community and written in a smart contract.
So why are these dating DAOs supplanting traditional web2 applications? Well, simply because people are tired of “swipe left, swipe right”.
At the very beginning, web2 dating applications had everything to please. People were more or less serious, scams were not very common and the features were interesting. A few years later, most of these applications have become real scams.
Today, dating DAOs allow community members to shape the ecosystem in a completely decentralized way. They can decide how profiles are “matched” with each other and change the processes at any time.
The example of Metacubes
Metacubes, a web3 based Date-to-Earn application, is an excellent example.
According to the founders of Metacubes, the Date-to-Earn model makes the app completely different from traditional platforms. “With our platform, users can use NFT avatars to venture to different cities, meet people, build relationships and chat with other members.”
To sign up for the app, however, users must create an NFT for USDT 300 (about $300).
For premium memberships, members must hold rare NFTs, which allow them to unlock advanced features like the ability to “re-match” with a person, etc.
Best of all, users can even earn crypto throughout their quest for love. Rewards are based on platform usage, open discussions and established relationships. A concept that seems rather interesting, especially since the application has nearly 15,000 followers on its Twitter account.
Date-to-Earn: a promising concept
It should be noted, however, that there is no guarantee that dating DAOs will succeed. In fact, most dating DAOs created around the beginning of 2018 have fallen by the wayside.
However, the Date-to-Earn concept could give a new boost to these dating DAOs, as it allows you to kill two birds with one stone: find love and earn crypto.
Dating on the metaverse: no more fake accounts
TruYou.io, a new dating platform on the metaverse, allows its users to meet other members and make sure they are not fake accounts. In addition, the application offers its users the possibility of staking and many other crypto activities.
According to TryYou’s founders, we are at the beginning of a new era governed by blockchain. “Some industries have already embraced new era technologies and many are allocating significant resources to developing and adapting their businesses to keep pace with changing practice standards. However, the online dating industry is still lagging behind.”
While web2 dating apps are beginning to lose ground, web3 apps may replace them. “Dating apps and websites lack some of the key elements that blockchain can provide, including trustless verification features, immutability, decentralization, and validation through smart contracts.”
If you use web2 dating apps, you’ve probably come across scammers or people asking for money for sex. Can web applications3 solve this problem? Sure, these applications are still in their infancy, but if you’ve already met your soul mate in the metaverse, feel free to tell us what you’ll name your first child.