In the world of dating apps, users have discovered a novel way to up their flirting game using AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT. Platforms like TikTok have witnessed users sharing their experiences of leveraging ChatGPT to message their Tinder matches. However, as the trend evolves, specialized generative AI tools for flirting, such as YourMove and RIZZ, have emerged, aiming to enhance users’ flirting skills both online and offline.
The Offline Experience:
While AI tools have proven effective in enhancing online conversations, the real question arises when the seduction goes offline and individuals meet in person. To shed light on this aspect, Mashable interviewed users who have utilized ChatGPT, YourMove, and RIZZ to delve into their experiences.
Using AI to Flirt and Apologize:
A UK-based YourMove user, who preferred to remain anonymous, initially found the concept intriguing and began feeding his Hinge matches’ messages into YourMove. To his surprise, the suggested responses generated by the tool exceeded his expectations. However, during a date with a woman, he discovered that she, too, had used ChatGPT to communicate with him. This revelation led him to reflect on the inherent creepiness of the situation, realizing he had done the same without admitting it. Although he never disclosed his use of YourMove, their interaction ceased after the date.
Similarly, a 23-year-old individual from South Africa, also requesting anonymity, employed ChatGPT to craft an apology paragraph for failing to call a woman after their first date. Impressed with the AI-generated draft, he made a few personal tweaks and sent it to her. Surprisingly, she accepted the apology, and they even went on a second date. However, their connection eventually fizzled out before he had a chance to reveal his use of ChatGPT.
AI’s Impact on Real-Life Dates:
Dmitri Mirakyan, the founder of YourMove, classified the tool’s users into three groups: introverts and individuals with low social energy, those who struggle with flirting, and people new to a culture or language. While the third group may notice a disparity between online messaging and in-person conversation, Mirakyan noted that the first two groups experience positive outcomes. Introverts and those with low social energy bypass the texting phase and directly proceed to in-person meetings, without negative consequences. Users who struggle with flirting find themselves more comfortable and assertive after using YourMove, ultimately leading to better dates.
Roman Khaves, co-founder of RIZZ, explained that their platform primarily assists users in crafting opening messages to avoid mundane greetings. RIZZ acts as a stimulant to boost users’ creativity and maintain a smooth flow of conversation until they feel comfortable interacting naturally with their match.
According to anonymous feedback received by RIZZ, a male user reported that he did not actively think about the tool during his dates, as his conversational skills were sufficient. He expressed satisfaction with his dating experiences, having gone out with multiple girls and currently pursuing a relationship with one of them.
The integration of AI tools in the dating landscape has revolutionized the way individuals approach flirting. While AI assistance can enhance online conversations and alleviate social barriers, its impact on offline dates varies among users. The tools prove particularly beneficial for introverts, individuals lacking in flirting skills, and those navigating new cultures or languages. By understanding the limitations and leveraging the creative stimulus provided by AI tools, users can enhance their dating experiences while fostering genuine connections with their potential partners.