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.