By: Ed Grabianowski. Maybe dating co-workers is against company policy. Perhaps you hate the bar scene. People of all ages, lifestyles and locations have been facing this problem for decades.
How Does OkCupid's Algorithm Work? The App Makes Sure Your Matches Are Compatible
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Online dating or Internet dating is a system that enables people to find and introduce themselves to potential connections over the Internet , usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships. An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms generally websites or software applications for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices. Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based. Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including but not limited to age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.
The algorithm method: how internet dating became everyone's route to a perfect love match
Every day, millions of single adults, worldwide, visit an online dating site. Many are lucky, finding life-long love or at least some exciting escapades. Others are not so lucky. The industry—eHarmony, Match, OkCupid, and a thousand other online dating sites—wants singles and the general public to believe that seeking a partner through their site is not just an alternative way to traditional venues for finding a partner, but a superior way. Is it?
The dynamics of dating have been discussed and dissected extensively, but in this post we can hopefully gain some new insights into it by viewing it as a networked market. What makes this market quite interesting is that there is no explicit currency, price, or transfer mechanism. Hence, an agent may have high currency or desirability for one person and low desirability for another, and the preferences may not necessarily be monotonically related to their attributes. This makes matching in the market quite interesting as individual preferences are likely to be heterogenous. Efficient matching in this market thus relies on the existence of pairs of mutually desirable agents in a setting where all preferences are heterogenously distributed.