From finding the perfect mate to splitting assets after a divorce, our most intimate relationships have -- like much more mundane, less nuanced undertakings -- become a part of the on-demand economy. Peruse Tinder Done For You or its precursor, Virtual Dating Assistants (Vi DA), and you'll find the same sort of player's club self-help jargon that pervades the male-driven dating-advice industry.

Now I can’t speak for everyone, but my experience with online dating has been exactly that…online dating.

Sure, there’ve been a few one-time meet ups here and there, but the mass majority of men I was in contact with had zero interest in breaking past the virtual realm.

Relationships — love and meaning — can be made difficult by physical barriers. Many experts believe that VR will be more than a gaming fad.

There is a growing belief it can create an ability to have full-fledged, wide-angle experiences, and even relive cherished memories.

Follow me on Instagram: @melizzard4 Follow me on Wordpress: https://ladyfinger.blog/ When I swiped into a “virtual relationship”, it wasn’t by choice.

I had every intention of actually meeting the men I’d matched with, as I assumed that was the purpose of online dating.

Dating guide author Jennifer Kelton says it’s all about dopamine and oxytocin, and the rush we get from social interactions which spur the brain chemical.

It’s a hormone that is integral to meaning and excitement — and love — no matter what our age.“These hits of dopamine and oxytocin sustain us on a physical and emotional level,” says Kelton, the founder of Bad Online and the author of Many technologies, including wearables and robotics, will create Brave New Worlds for dating and relationships, as we get older.

This is the first time I've spoken with Ally and, aside from the small thumbnail in her Gmail account, I have little concept of who she is or what she looks like.