The Founder Of Tinder Has A Pretty Creepy Prediction For The Future Of Online Dating

Is this real life?

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Despite the gloomy premonitions that met its release a few years ago, Tinder isn't actually the dark harbinger ringing the death knell of modern romance. Turns out, it's just an app for hungover people to scroll through on a Sunday to try and abate their low-humming loneliness, with no real intentions of ever actually meeting.

But it might soon become a lot stranger.

Speaking recently at the tech conference Start-Up Grind, the app's creator and founder Sean Rad proposed a vision for the future of Tinder that, quite frankly, sounds a bit intense. With it potentially being able to corroborate with Siri to help you get that elusive date.

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"In five years time", Rad said, "Tinder might be so good, you might be like "Hey [Apple voice assistant] Siri, what's happening tonight?

"And Tinder might pop up and say 'There's someone down the street you might be attracted to. She's also attracted to you. She's free tomorrow night. We know you both like the same band, and it's playing - would you like us to buy you tickets?'… and you have a match."

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Wait, what?

Sean Rad wear black shirts.

But that's not all friends, that is not all. Rad also touched on the potential of Augmented Reality (the tech that makes Pokemon Go work), suggesting that it may become advanced enough for Tinder to utilise it in real time. You could walk into a room and find out who is also using the app and whether you're compatible, just by reaching for your phone and waving it around the room.

"That will definitely impact dating," Rad added. "You can imagine how, with augmented reality, that experience could happen in the room, in real time. The impact is profound as these devices get closer to your senses, to your eyes, to your experiences."

What a time to be alive.