A few generations ago, couples met through family friends at their church or synagogue or by the water cooler at work. Today, more than 90 percent of America's 54.3 million singles have tried online dating, according to Statistic Brain Research Institute.
From e Harmony to JDate to Tinder to Grindr, the tech industry has found ever more interesting and unusual ways to use apps to pair us up.
For Jason Mac Naughton, a 35-year-old VR developer and former telecommunications engineer, it's a place to catch up with his long-distance girlfriend of five years, who goes by T. He would travel to places like Saskatoon, in Canada's great plains, leaving behind T. But when they put on their VR headsets, the miles of distance melt away.
"I first heard about v Time during Christmas of last year and found it was a really great way to interact with my girlfriend rather than using Face Time," Mac Naughton said, referring to the video chat feature on Apple's i Phones.
After about half an hour, we say our goodbyes, and I reach up and remove my headpiece.