How The iPad Will Change The Dating Game

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TIME recently interviewed a group of online dating/techie types who told the publication the iPad will absolutely change the face of online dating. Unlike the iPhone, the iPad boasts a much bigger screen so users can not only view profiles while out and about, but they can chat and search for even more options at the same time. 

Online dating already uses these methods to a certain extent. Sites match you up with prospects in your city based on personality traits culled from online tests, but iPad-geared applications mean dating can happen almost anywhere, on the go, with the swipe of a fingertip. And that's not even the extent of it.

Dave Evans, editor of, told TIME that one day our computers will make online dating decisions based on our subconscious physiological responses:

There's also been talk of adding a facial-coding and eye-tracking function that would use a webcam on the iPad to refine suggested matches based on a member's responses to certain profiles. If you grimace, the profile will fade away; if you smile or if your pupils dilate, similar profiles will be suggested. In other words, some day there could be an iPad app for love at first sight.

Research shows daters say they want one set of traits in a partner yet tend to pursue another—so perhaps letting one's iPad do the decision-making will mean fewer bad dates and more fulfilling relationships in the future.

Readers, how do you feel about these technological advancements in dating?