PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY - Aurora Townsend, the CMO and founder of VR dating app Planet Theta, responds on how to make VR dating safe for women. On Planet Theta, users don't swipe on profiles and then initiate contact. Instead, they are matched for mini dates based on interests and can only see each other's profiles or message after that. "A woman's voice in this industry is absolutely necessary," she says, adding that men often *think* they are addressing safety concerns but fail to do so effectively. "Personal space bubbles are built into Planet Theta, and only diminish with a certain amount of time around other users. Ours aren't just an on/off switch, but a reflection on how far your relationship has progressed." Planet Theta has an active Discord and is set to launch on Oculus and Steam in 2022, and will eventually be available in PC desktop version.