Dating app OkCupid is the latest company to join the AI and ChatGPT frenzy. The company’s head of global communications, Michael Kaye, told AapkaDost in an email that OkCupid is testing a new category of match questions generated by the OpenAI chatbot. The news was first reported by Mashable.
The app’s match questions help you define yourself and what’s important to you, and your match rate with someone shows how compatible OkCupid thinks you are. The app has thousands of match questions and is now testing some generated by ChatGPT.
“At OkCupid, we always have our finger on the pulse of trending conversations within the technology industry,” said Kaye. “And one topic that dominates the discussions is ChatGPT. We first started asking our daters how they feel about the platform and other emerging AI tools, and found that daters who believe ChatGPT saves lives get nearly 40% more matches than those who think it’s too big of a brother. That sparked an idea. What if we used ChatGPT to create our famous matching questions that power our algorithm? Then we decided to test this new category of questions, to which users responded very well.”
From there, OkCupid asked ChatGPT to generate questions people should be asking while dating. Kaye said these six questions have been answered more than 135,000 times to date. These are the questions the chatbot generated:
- Are you more introverted or extroverted?
- Are you a morning or evening person?
- What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?
- What do you value most in a partner?
- How do you know when to take a relationship to the next level? How do you balance your own needs with your partner’s needs in a relationship?
The questions revealed that the majority of respondents consider themselves introverted and prefer the night to the morning. The responses also revealed that most people prefer hanging out with friends over doing other activities on weekends, and that trust is most valued in a partner.
Given that some dating app users have used ChatGPT to compose messages for their matches, it’s not surprising that OkCupid chooses to use the technology for its platform as well.
Since its launch a few months ago, ChatGPT has been dominating the internet and growing in popularity. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced rumors that it would be integrating OpenAI’s GPT-4 model into Bing, delivering a ChatGPT-like experience within the search engine. Due to the hype surrounding ChatGPT, Google has worked to reassure investors and analysts that it is still a leader in AI development. Rushing to join the sudden enthusiasm for conversational AI, the company recently announced Bard, its new AI experiment.