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When The Geeks Do The Matching

Here’s a good one! There’s an online dating site that making waves these days. ABC News tags it as the hottest destination on the net.

“OKCupid has somehow catapulted itself from obscurity to mere dominance in the online dating world boasting more than seven million users.”

Here’s the reason why OKCupid is very successful. It’s uses algorithm to make a match. This dating site is not dependent on dating coaches or experts. OkCupid relies on the expertise of mathematicians to make the match. Interesting, huh?

“Their success is in part because their site is free. But it may also have something to do with their unique approach. These aren’t your typical matchmakers. They’re mathematicians; Harvard-educated. And they match people up applying statistical algorithms to their user profile.”

Who would ever think that the geeks could help find love? But apparently they can. And they have a very accurate way of doing it. Nothing can be more accurate than math!

How OKCupid Does It

Sam Yagan is the co-founder and CEO of OKCupid. He founded the company in 2013. He states:

“We can learn enough about you to make sure that the dates you go on are not going to be disastrous.”

Sounds good enough to try. It’s free anyway. But who knows? The numbers might just be the way to find someone wonderful.

Some Interesting Findings

Based on all the data gathered, this dating system seems promising. OKCupid has uncovered a lot of fascinating trends on dating. They provide interesting facts on how folks interact with each other.

“It turns out men who start their messages with ‘Howdy’ have a forty percent better success rate than those who start with ‘Hey!’”

For the women out there, here’s something to think about.

“And women who show cleavage in those profiles have up to seventy-nine percent more success than those who don’t.”

This one is outright funny (but maybe true!)

“Iphone users have more sex than android users!”

Christian Rudder is the co-founder of OKCupid. He says this to say.

“We’re able to pull out what kind of camera people were using. Also obviously being a dating site, people tell us a lot about their romantic behaviors so we kinda get some correlations and came up with … an Iphone user has, I think, twice as much sex as someone that uses an android phone.”

These are definitely funny and trivial findings. But they’re all based on the information posted on the website. So whatever formula they’re using, it’s working very well. After all, OKCupid has become the second most popular dating website.

Can Math Help Find Love?

So can math really help find love? Maybe it can. Apparently, OKCupid has connected about half a million couples online. Their personal data have been combined with some kind of mathematical equation. And it works! Yes, the geeks are dong a great job in making the match.

But how can anyone be sure about the information posted online? Is there some kind of algorithm that can detect a scammer? Are the searchers safe? It would be great to have some kind of security online.

Here’s one more feature of the dating site that’s very limiting.

“We’re trying to figure out … who’s in your league. So if you’re a three and a half star attractiveness, then maybe you shouldn’t be seeing people who are ones or fives. Maybe you should be seeing people who are threes and fours.”

That may not suit some folks. After all, people go online to seek a wider chance opportunity. It would be better if the geeks can widen the parameters of dating. Limiting the searchers within their league may not work for some. It takes more that to find the perfect match.


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