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Over the past couple of years artificial intelligence has been a hot topic, most recently with ChatGPT dominating conversations online and offline. In January, there was a 91% increase in mentions of “artificial intelligence” and “ChatGPT” on OkCupid profiles compared to the month prior. So we asked the chatbot from OpenAI what it would ask on a date, and what would it ask on a dating app?
We added half a dozen of those questions — about everything from what you value most in a partner to how you can balance your own needs with the needs of a partner in a relationship — and daters have already answered them more than 175,000 times.
Are you more of an introvert or extrovert?
Are you a morning or night person?
What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?
Exploring neighborhoods (12%)
Hanging out with friends (35%)
Relaxing at home (47%)
Working out (5%)
What do you value most in a partner?
Physical attraction (7%)
How do you know when to take a relationship to the next level?
I trust my gut (88%)
I have a list of criteria (12%)
How do you balance your own needs with the needs of your partner in a relationship?
I schedule time for myself (9%)
I communicate my needs (30%)
I spend social time without them (1%)
All of the above (59%)
Artificial intelligence provides numerous benefits in both our personal and professional lives. In fact, daters who think ChatGPT is a “life saver” get almost 40% more Matches on OkCupid than those who think it’s “too big brother.” But most singles are still uncertain about how important these tools will play in building and fostering romantic relationships (beyond creating matching questions, of course):
- 52% of Millennials and 45% of Gen Z’ers think using artificial intelligence on profile photos is a turn-off (42% and 48% respectively are undecided)
- 7 in 10 daters (70%) think that using artificial intelligence to create your profile or message others is considered a violation of trust
- 52% of daters do not think artificial intelligence can replace interpersonal human interaction right now, but 42% said “not now, but maybe in the future”
Due to the popular response to our ChatGPT-generated matching questions, we will be adding new AI-written matching questions to our app monthly throughout 2023.
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