We looked at race in one of our very first posts, and today I’d like to revisit the topic with fresh data.
This article folds in millions of person-to-person interactions, what one human being thinks of another. Ok Cupid’s gives you The values in these tables are “preference vs.
Tinder now claims to have matched billions of online daters, with its daily number of swipes often surpassing a billion.
Stats like these are some of the reasons why this dating app has gained large amount of news attention, as well as lofty valuations, amid claims that it is revolutionizing the online dating game.
Different from traditional user-item recommendations where the goal is to match items (e.g., books, videos) with a user’s interests, a recommendation system for online dating aims to match people who are mutually interested in and likely to communicate with each other.
We introduce similarity measures that capture the unique features and characteristics of the online dating network, for example, the interest similarity between two users if they send messages to same users, and attractiveness similarity if they receive messages from same users.
I read dozens of studies about love, how people connect and why they do or don’t stay together.
Online dating sites have become popular platforms for people to look for potential romantic partners.
I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life.
You can use other online data to see this split personality play out elsewhere.
The night Obama was first elected was a moment of catharsis. All the dating data I’ve seen fits Ok Cupid’s pattern: black people and Asian men get short shrift.
If this mentality pervades our decisionmaking in so many realms, is it also affecting how we choose a romantic partner?
The question nagged at me—not least because of my own experiences watching promising relationships peter out over text message—so I set out on a mission.