New dating show
(I’m guessing this is why they’re using the Vive instead of Facebook’s own Oculus Rift, since one set of Vive trackers can serve multiple headsets.) The ostensible entertainment is watching people flail around with rubbery limbs, joking about how weird they look in VR.Sometimes the avatars turn into dinosaurs or get whisked to a lunar landscape, and you can watch them joke about how weird is in VR.
Instead, they scroll down a list of potential matches and hit the heart button when they see someone they like.Whim, meanwhile, will continue to exist for now, though Peters said she aims to transition everyone over to Tonight.As for why she’s launching a new app in the first place, rather than just redesigning the existing one, she said, “We went back-and-forth but ultimately decided to rebrand.For starters, the app and its push notifications have a chatty style, like it’s a friend walking you through all the steps needed for a date.Over time, Tonight could become more helpful with features like Lyft integration and customizable venue and activity recommendations. The app is available for free for now, although the plan is to monetize either through subscriptions or a per-date model.The audience sees only the game; an important feature of all dating game shows is that the contestants have little or no previous knowledge of each other, and are exposed to each other only through the game, which may include viewing a photograph or at least knowing the basic criteria for participation (typically participants are not already married).
There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.
The various suitors were able to describe their rivals in uncomplimentary ways, which made the show work well as a general devolution of dignity.
Questions were often obviously rigged to get ridiculous responses, or be obvious allusions to features of the participants' private areas.
The producers scan both of their bodies to create photorealistic 3D avatars, including molded faces plastered with rictus grins.
Then they head into a virtual bar and start the date.
When Whim launched two years ago, it was based on a straightforward idea: What if a dating app was focused on enabling real dates, rather than chatting?