Virtucom began development of Weopia in early 2008 with an international team whose aim was to find a compromise between conventional online dating and overwhelming first offline dates.
Research has shown that unlike real-life dating, online daters rely on categorical attributes such as education, income and age rather than experiential attributes such as humor, charisma or rapport.
While such individuals also exist in the real world, their sphere of influence is not as large because they only have the people around them to interact with.
Advances in wearable technology would allow people to meet in virtual reality from any location around the world.
While in recent years DNA research has been cost prohibitive, the price of DNA sequencing has fallen from around £52million in 2003 to £650 today.
Many people have gone on to have successful relationships and marriages to people that they meet on online dating sites.
The weakness of these online dating sites of course also comes from its key strength.