AI dating? Study finds 75% of singles open to use AI-powered chatbot

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 20) — The influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has now reached the dating scene as a study reveals 75% of singles are open to using AI tech to improve their chat lines.

A study by cybersecurity and digital privacy company Kaspersky found 75% of dating app users are willing to use ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot, to deliver the perfect chat up line.

“Perhaps surprisingly, despite the fact that most single adults would use ChatGPT to help with the language of love in real-time dating conversations, only 37% said that they would be open to using the tool to enhance their profiles,” according to the Kapersky study.

The server, however, also raised alarm about potential “dishonesty” on using AI in online dating.

“The findings did, however, raise concerns about the possibility of a new era of AI-based catfishing, with 57% of all respondents believing its use in an online dating setting to be dishonest,” it said.

The study found that 54% of single men surveyed said they would be open to using ChatGPT to “deceive” a potential partner on a dating app in a bid to make themselves appear funnier or smarter when looking for love.

Meanwhile, 51% of single women respondents admitted that they would be using the AI tool to speak to multiple potential partners at the same time.

Crystal Cansdale, dating expert at global dating app Inner Circle, commented on the study.

“There is a growing fatigue with dating apps right now as there is a lot of pressure on people to be ‘original’ and cut through the noise created by the continuous choice being offered to single people – unfortunately dating has become a numbers game,” she said.

David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky, also urged users to be more vigilant in talking to anyone online.

“If AI is about to make catfishing even easier, it’s important for individuals to remain vigilant when communicating with others online. Always be cautious and verify the authenticity of those you are speaking with to avoid falling victim to deceitful tactics,” Emm said.