No matter what the tech advance, it eventually falls into the hands of the sexy and the dating. Bluetooth, virtual reality, interactive video -- the same breakthrough will eventually make its way into a new sex toy, dating app, or adult website. It follows that Pokémon Go -- which has soundly outperformed Instagram, Tinder, Hinge, WhatsApp, and Snapchat since its launch last Thursday -- is already showing its potential as the latest, greatest (albeit unintended) dating app.
Augmented reality changes the landscape of sex and dating by bringing fantasy to (almost-real) life. And because Pokémon Go gets its users out of the house, the game is forcing face-to-face encounters that dating apps like Happn could only wish for. And so it's come to be that a video game is being used more than every online dating institution. Here's how the game, used for romance, has the potential to leave dating apps in the dust.
It offers instant relatability
If you're playing Pokémon Go, it's fair to assume you've got one thing in common with everyone else on the app: you dig Pokémon Go. No longer do you have to suffer through those initial 10 minutes of a blind date searching for common ground, only to find out the person you're buying dinner for hates gamers.