A new Alexa skill gives people first date advice
Dating website named Match.com has introduced a new Alexa (Amazon’s digital voice assistant) skill that provides its users with dating advice. However, it doesn’t seem like they are doing a good job at it.
According to a report published by Venture Beat, the Alexa digital voice app is designed to provide individuals with some of the best tips. For example, one can ask the assistant questions like, “What if they want to have sex on the first date?” Such questions are met with answers like, “Only if you must, or they’re really hot,” and, “If you do too, do them.
If you don’t, do you.” Other related questions to dating include, “What if I want more than one drink?,” to which Alexa replies by saying, “Allow yourself two cocktails if they are cute. Have six, if they are not.” Another question that many ask Alexa is, “What should I do if I don’t like my date?,” to which Alexa responds by saying, “Smile, nod, and order another drink.” Match.com has integrated Alexa with the ability to answer thirty of such questions. What’s noticeably missing from questions the skill can answer is “What’s the definition of consent?”
Frankly speaking, there are a lot of unnecessary bots and tools flooding the market at the moment. However, Match.com’s Alexa skill tend to stand out, especially because they have a large database of knowledge that individuals can draw from. People could gain both, practical as well as personal knowledge from a machine.
“The last survey was conducted in 2016 and gathered answers from 5,500 single respondents. More than 35,000 people have participated in the survey in its seven-year history,” reports Venture Beat. “The latest version of the survey shares details about the best place to flirt with singles (bar, laundromat, and gym), top signs of commitment after a first date, and general attitudes toward one-night stands and feminism,” adds the report.