DreamDate VR

Zoe Bachman

Dream Date is a speculative human intimacy simulation in VR


Dream Date is an Oculus VR experience that trains you in the art of human interaction through guided tasks and physical, visual, and auditory feedback. Dream Date exists in a future reality where humans spend the majority of their time in VR; however, certain tasks (such as mating) still require IRL communication. To alleviate the anxiety that these encounters can cause, users can take a course that will teach them how to flirt with another human being. The experience is about four-five minutes long. It includes a mannequin outfitted with capacitive sensors that when touched trigger virtual animations. Optional heart rate monitor wearable for those who would like to get a sense of their physical reactions during the simulation.