A 23-year-old Russian software developer, Alexander Zhadan, claims that artificial intelligence (AI) played a pivotal role in facilitating his romantic relationship, including meeting and proposing to his now-wife, Karina Imranovna.
Using ChatGPT and other AI bots, Zhadan filtered potential matches on Tinder, ultimately meeting around 5,000 women in a year before finding his “AI-endorsed soulmate.”
He provided ChatGPT with information on his communication style, allowing the AI to filter out undesirable matches, engage in small talk, book dates, and even assist in proposing.
Zhadan continued using the AI platform to correspond with Karina in real life. He revealed that ChatGPT recommended him to propose at the end of 2023, stating that their relationship was “balanced and strong.”
Karina was unaware of the AI’s role until after they submitted their applications to the registry office, reacting calmly to the revelation. Zhadan believes it’s possible to create a program to help others find their ideal partner, emphasizing the need to understand the economic and ethical implications of such technology.