Roblox wants to be a dating app

Roblox wants to be a dating app
Roblox CEO David Baszucki at Roblox Developers Conference (RDC) 2023 in front of a screen showing a prediction about people dating on the platform.
Screenshot from Roblox’s RDC 2023 keynote video

Roblox really wants to move beyond being an app for kids, and that includes making it a place where adults actually meet and date. As he closed out Friday’s Roblox Developers Conference (RDC) 2023 keynote, CEO David Baszucki predicted that “thousands” of adults will meet and form “real-life relationships” in dating experiences on the platform over the next five years.

It’s a wild idea, but Roblox is now in a place where this prediction could feasibly come true. The company recently added experiences that can only be played by users who have verified that they are 17 or older, meaning that people hanging out in those exclusive experiences can be relatively sure they’re spending time with people who are old enough to be there. Next year,…

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