Eventually we'll be able to go on dates without leaving home

Within the next two decades, experts say technology will have advanced to the point that if you’re looking for love, you’ll be able not just to meet potential mates and chat with them online but also go on realistic virtual dates without leaving home.

With the help of a virtual reality (VR) headset and a mask and bodysuit studded with sensors and actuators, you’ll be able to meet up at some fun location anyplace in the world — taking in a show at a Manhattan nightclub, for instance, or maybe going snorkeling on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. In this virtual world, you’ll see and hear what your date sees and hears; you’ll also be able to see, hear, and even touch your date.