"The first dating training in virtual reality," the website boasts."Learn how to boost your confidence and overcome shyness when meeting a woman."With apps like Tinder and the rise of virtual reality porn, it does seem now more than ever that dating is going digital.However, a further look at Dating Lessons shows that this is not the way to do it.The app features the wisdom of coach Manish "Magic" Leone, who is a dating expert from Florida.His website hawks audio courses, like The Attraction Bible, which claims to "teach you ways to attract and get any woman you desire even if she has rejected you before."For an additional 0, you can "Discover A Strange But Very Effective Trick That Instantly Triggers The ‘Lust Center’ Of Any Woman’s Brain — Turning Her On So Fast She Is Eager For Sex In Just Seconds!" Another "special edition" of the product gives you the chance to "start attracting the kind of women you really want…Writer Laura Hudson noticed the first red flags in the screengrabs which are boldly displayed on the Dating Lessons' website: The exciting VR future of dating has arrived and it involves looking at women as though you are a terminator https://t.co/ayeews B1g O pic.twitter.com/7RBLv2ost M— Laura Hudson (@laura_hudson) January 5, 2017The setup of the game looks a lot like the first-person shooter model, made worse by the fact that women are referred to as "targets." The other screengrabs don't do much to redeem it, showing a point system, face tracking, and a list of generic compliments to feed the arbitrary, sexily-dressed woman-shaped stand-in whose reactions and desires are meant to represent those of an entire gender.According to Scott Hayden of , who tested out the game, the user chooses three different goals, ranging from "Date Multiple Women" to "Get Ex Girlfriend Back," before embarking on the lessons.
The beginning of VR immersive dating The entertainment industry is already trying to capitalise on the idea of VR and romance.
Last month, a virtual reality dating game quietly made its way into the app store.
On the surface, the program, called Dating Lessons, sounds innocent.
Perhaps in an attempt to quash that, or to at least provide "diversity" (picture the most exaggerated air quotes you can imagine), the very bottom of the website promises that a dating course for presumably heterosexual women is coming soon and that we should let them know if we're interested.
From Match.com, which launched in 1995, the idea of meeting and chatting with someone in a digital space has spread to Facebook, Second Life and apps like Tinder.