Online dating critics
Ok Cupid’s patent-pending matching algorithm is based on questions users answer ranging from the sexual to the political (and even the grammatical).In 1995, when began the online dating scene, finding a partner online was something you might keep to yourself.Even in 2005, 29 percent of Americans called it "desperate;" by 2013, that was down to 21 percent.Some sites, such as and Zoosk, also pay attention to revealed preferences — traits users might desire in partners, but ones they are perhaps unaware they want.
The problem is that compatibility can’t be theoretically calculated, at least not based on what scientists know now.
“They have set themselves up with an impossible task: They assume that they can take information from two people who are totally unaware of each other’s existence and determine whether they are compatible.
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