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Love in the Time of Algorithms

Love in the Time of Algorithms

Dating Startup Wants to Fly Surplus NYC Women to Meet San Francisco Men

Phone-free zone? (Photo: File)

Sick of hearing your single friends kvetch about how there are no marriageable men or women in your city? Now you can shove them into an airplane and never hear about it again!

The online dating startup The Dating Ring is raising money to match men and women from across the country because apparently, there are tons of single women in New York City and tons of single men in San Francisco. It is “a really silly problem,” they note. Read More

Love in the Time of Algorithms

OKCupid’s Most Desirable Straight Man Sounds Like a Creep

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Online dating might be the best way to get a date these days, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a nightmare.

Case in point: this New York magazine article about the four most popular New Yorkers on OKCupid. The site’s cofounder shared the stats after examining which users got the most messages in a one week period.

Most of them are totally normal humans coping with X rated spam from their many online admirers. The straight male among them, though, is a different story. Read More

Love in the Time of Algorithms

New App Lets You Bet On Your Friends’ Relationships

OBVIOUSLY forever. (Photo: itunes.apple.com)

It’s tough when one of your best friends starts dating a dud. Keep your mouth shut, and you feel like a bad friend. Say something about it, and they’re liable to run back to their poorly chosen lover’s arms quicker than ever.

Now, there’s a new way to get that criticism out of your system anonymously. Forever|NOT lets you bet on how long your friends’ relationships will last and give the the ill-fated paramours feedback, all anonymously. Read More

Love in the Time of Algorithms

17 Hot Tips That Prove Online Dating Is a Nightmare

Settle.

Everyone knows the only thing more awkward than searching for love IRL is trying to find it online. Even the experts say you should be yourself. But if that really worked, you wouldn’t be scouring Tinder for someone to make out with, would you?

Luckily, WIRED has assembled a series of infographics explaining how to “optimize your online dating profile.” That’s tech for “get laid.”

The folks at OkCupid and Match.com helped them create the tips. And now, the folks at Betabeat are telling you the most important points. These are actual real facts gleaned from hundreds of the most popular online dating profiles. Just to reiterate, we did not make these up.  Read More