Technology has already transformed the dating world, with matchmaking websites allowing people to scope out potential partners before they meet, and apps like Tinder and Happn pairing people based on location.
But how will this technological intervention into our romantic affairs play out in the future?
According to a new report, full sensory virtual reality and behaviour-based matching will be among the key features of dating in the year 2040. These developments will save singles time and energy, deliver more accurate matches, and even provide insight and real-time assistance.
The report, commissioned by relationship site eHarmony and compiled by MSc Management students at Imperial College Business School, is based on analysis of more than 100 years of trend data and interviews with leading experts across the fields of anthropology, sociology, technology and biomedicine.