fredag 14. juni 2024

Dan's the man: Why Chinese women are looking to ChatGPT for love

Dan has been described as the “perfect man” who has “no flaws”. He is successful, kind, provides emotional support, always knows just what to say and is available 24/7.

The only catch? He’s not real. Dan – which stands for Do Anything Now - is a “jailbreak” version of ChatGPT. This means it can bypass some of the basic safeguards put in place by its maker, OpenAI, such as not using sexually explicit language. It can interact more liberally with users – if requested to do so through certain prompts. And Dan is becoming popular with some Chinese women who say they are disappointed with their real world experiences of dating.