Love in the Time of Algorithms

Did You Get a Really Romantic Message on OKCupid That Sounded Kinda Like a Robot? It Might Be AutoCupid

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Feminists: We hope you’re sitting down for this. A local developer has put together a slightly tongue-in-cheek hack to help hapless guys on OKCupid. It’s an algorithmic version of Cyrano de Bergerac that generates a (supposedly) catchy opener based on unusual words in a user’s profile. A female user’s profile, specifically.

“Are you frustrated by how many messages you have to write just to get a date? …and getting laid is even worse!” hacker David Kay writes by way of introducing AutoCupid. “Did you know that the average guy has to message over 100 girls to get ONE of them in bed?” Read More