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Monday, April 5, 2010

Lesbian Virtual Dating is HERE!

For the last 15 years or so the online dating industry has become the "norm" for anyone looking for a date. Every day millions of people visit dating sites in search of that special someone, but how many of us are truly successful?

Recently, a group of researchers from Harvard University, Duke University and MIT investigated ways to improve online dating and what they came up with is adding virtual dating to the mix.

What they found was that online dating failed to meet some user expectations because people often wish to screen potential partners by experiential attributes such as sense of humor or shyness, but most online dating web sites only allow a search by "searchable" attributes like body shape, income, religion, etc. In their beta testing they found that people who go on virtual dates first tend to like each other more when they meet in person and are two times more likely to go on a second date.
(Click here to read the entire study findings.)

So in light of this information, we have decided to add Virtual Dating to our own online personals website.

So how does it all work you ask?
It is actually quite easy. Virtual Dating is a lot like your typical IM chat. You interact through a photo-realistic 3D characters known as Avatars, which respond naturally to the typed text and provide a fun dating experience (e.g., typing LOL makes your avatar laugh). You can even blow a kiss or reach over and touch the hand of another avatar. Virtual dating is 100% browser-based and does not require users to install any software.

Plus this Thursday, April 8th, is FREE VDATE Thursday. So anyone can tryout Vdate for FREE! It is as simple as finding a member online that you are interested in, inviting her on a dating and starting the date.

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