Headsets took off in 2016, with launches from Oculus Rift, Vive, Daydream View, and PS VR.

And while initial sales were deemed low, the technology is still gaining traction.

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It’s not so much that sex has become more of a priority than dating or love, it’s that the separation of sex and love is becoming more and more acceptable in popular culture.

Shifting attitudes around sex, dating, and marriage have paved the way for a sort of involuntary polyamory.

Every year, we reach new heights in dating technology, as apps, platforms, and gadgets become more deeply entangled in our relationships.

No doubt, dating in 2017 will not be materially different from what it was like in 2016—a year tends not to make a lot of difference—but we can certainly glean a picture of what sex and love will look like in the not-so-distant future and beyond., is set in an enormous Dionysian amusement park in which humans indulge their sexual and emotional fantasies with lifelike robots.

According to a May article from Companies like Netflix and Foursquare have long cultivated personal data to feed their recommendation engines, and so it’s only natural that dating apps would follow suit, slurping up consumer behavior to automate more components of their overall experiences. The company is attempting to quantify what makes a person attractive, most likely in pursuit of making better matches.

But this system could eventually be tailored to an individual so that Tinder understands how you would quantify a person’s attractiveness.

To accompany you on your journey are familiar tools revamped for the virtual-reality era.

Fleshlights have morphed into mechanical twerking butts, phone sex has given way to teledildonics, and soon blow-up dolls will be AI-enhanced Realdolls. Just last month, Cam Soda debuted a catalog of virtual blow jobs, which replicate the feeling (via a connected “sleeve”) of a cam girl fellating a smart dildo.

The abundance of VR equipment has spawned both virtual-reality porn platforms and adults-only social networks.