Chris McKinlay was folded into a cramped fifth-floor cubicle in UCLA's math sciences building, lit by a single bulb and the glow from his monitor. The subject: large-scale data processing and parallel numerical methods. While the computer chugged, he clicked open a second window to check his OkCupid inbox.
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These are external links and will open in a new window. Scientists say the secrets to success in online dating are to aim high, keep your message brief, and be patient. Playing "out of your league" or dating people considered more attractive than you, is a winning strategy, according to a new analysis of internet daters in the US.
It meant a lot of late nights as he ran complex calculations through a powerful supercomputer in the early hours of the morning, when computing time was cheap. While his work hummed away, he whiled away time on online dating sites, but he didn't have a lot of luck — until one night, when he noted a connection between the two activities. One of his favourite sites, OkCupidsorted people into matches using the answers to thousands of questions posed by other users on the site. McKinlay started by creating fake profiles on OkCupid, and writing programs to answer questions that had also been answered by compatible users — the only way to see their answers, and thus work out how the system matched users.
The internet has made many things easier, including dating, allowing us to interact and connect with a plethora of new people—even those that were deemed unreachable just fifteen minutes beforehand. Christian Rudder, one of the founders of OKCupid, examines how an algorithm can be used to link two people and to examine their compatibility based on a series of questions. As they answer more questions with similar answers, their compatibility increases.
Take off the hat and show everyone what you've got. When most people choose their online dating profile pictures, she explains, they tend to try and hide things they consider unattractive. You should really, instead, play up to whatever it is that makes you different, even if you think that some people will find it unattractive ," she says.
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