One of the most amazing social changes is the rise of online dating and the decline of other ways of meeting a romantic partner.
You can specify height, education, location and basically anything else.
As Christian Rudder, an Ok Cupid co-founder, tells it, women who were rated very attractive were unlikely to respond to men rated less attractive.
But when they were matched on Crazy Blind Date, they had a good time. Rudder puts it, “people appear to be heavily preselecting online for something that, once they sit down in person, doesn’t seem important to them.”Some of what we learned about effective photos on Ok Cupid was predictable: Women who flirt for the camera or show cleavage are quite successful.
A recent study led by the Northwestern psychologist Eli J.
Finkel argues that no mathematical algorithm can predict whether two people will make a good couple.