Online dating sites advertise groundbreaking technology and sophisticated formulas and state-of-the-art programming to help you find your true soul mate. Though the technology found its own match with the rise of the Internet, the idea has been around for half a century.
In 1965, a pair of University of Michigan undergrads found each other with the help of a primitive computer dating program.
His job is not to pair one lovebird with another (other staffers manage the matching schemes), but rather to parse the data given in user profiles into little pieces, and then reassemble them in compelling and often quirky ways.
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To gain a little insight into what makes people tick when they look for romance online, we’ve studied the behaviour of 200,000 people on Baihe.com, a dating site in China that has more than 60m registered users.
We found that people are in many ways predictable in their dating habits but they also often bend their own rules.
The man behind these recent findings, Christian Rudder, is not a sociologist, nor does he consider himself an academic of any sort.
Instead, he works for the dating Web site Ok Cupid.
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