Surely daters had become more open-minded over time!Sorry, folks: A look at 2014 data suggests that there has been little improvement.Or does online dating give people a certain freedom to be more discriminatory?
Today, OKCupid data scientists released another post, revisiting the data to see if anything had changed over the course of five years.
A few weeks ago, Ok Cupid, the popular “freemium” dating service, started offering its paid subscribers a very cool new tool.
Rather than just sort through potential dates by using familiar filters like age and height, you could use the answers Ok Cupid members gave to various questions, such as “Do you like to watch sports on television?
Though these algorithms can be cleverly gamed, the basic idea that answering questions honestly will allow you to find people who share your sensibilities, goals, and quirks makes intuitive sense.
For example, OKCupid asked, “Would you date someone shorter than you?