Alexa could be the perfect smart wing woman, as the AI assistant gaining matchmaking skills with a little help from eHarmony. The dating service has released a new skill that will allow single Brits look for love while talking to Alexa.
eHarmony is the first UK dating company to launch an Alexa skill, bringing further evidence that just about every industry wants a slice of the smart speaker pie. Singles using the eHarmony Alexa skill will be able to ask the voice assistant all about their matches, with details such as eye colour, height, age and weight all spoken aloud.
Customers can ask Alexa for a range of different things, including “Alexa, ask eHarmony about my matches” or “Alexa, open eHarmony and give me a summary” and Alexa will chat through new matches, share messages, summarise daily activity, and even deliver profile pictures to subscribers’ smartphones on demand. eHarmony singles can also ask Alexa to find out who’s viewed their profile, select ‘favourites’ and send smiles.
Alexa will help make the search for love a fresh, informal experience with humorous comments such as:
“Let me tell you about your first match. Ooh la la! She lives five miles away!”
“Oh and there is X. What a catch! He seems great.”
“You have five unread messages, woo hoo!”
“You are popular today!”
Romain Bertrand, UK country manager for eHarmony comments: “Deeper interaction with technology has reached exciting new levels, and we are proud to be the brand leading the charge when it comes to dating and relationships.
“We also know online dating can sometimes feel like a daunting if not solitary task. We’re confident that with Alexa on board we can increase confidence and create a deeper sense of intimacy for those using our service. Alexa will act as a guiding hand giving feedback on matches’ interests, personality traits and crucially, their levels of compatibility.”