"Online daters who go on virtual dates are twice as likely to take it to a second date." Harvard Study
Weopia is an online dating virtual world, utilizing 3D pseudo-realistic landscapes and avatars to engage users in dating experiences and assist in their better understanding of each other. It is peer-to-peer, keeping server costs low.
Inside Weopia are numerous activities designed to promote user engagement and the discovery of personality traits that do not arise during traditional dating site communication. Social games, quizzes, activities and vehicles are used to engage together. “Experience” is key and is what makes Weopia so valuable in the online dating process. Both voice and text chat are used.
Market: Over 40% of the adult population in industrialized countries are single. It is
estimated that about 40% of the singles population in the United States use
online dating. Market and industry are growing and are expected to grow to over $3
billion in the U.S. by 2014.