My research was neither as big nor as ambitious, but I learned some interesting things about Malaysian OKC users nonetheless.
Also, I limited my data collection to OKCupid (OKC) users only.
If you search further, you will find a lot of research done on OKC by its own users.
“Can you bring me something citrusy, bourbon-based? He pauses to consider—one eyebrow askew—then deftly recites three cocktail options that, one has to assume, will meet her specifications.
And right from that moment I just, in the murky, preverbal way one knows such things, that this young woman—let’s call her Ms. I know that the next 45 minutes or so we spend at this dimly lit Cambridge, Massachusetts, restaurant will be, in some sense, a waste of her time and mine, but that politeness or decency or some other vaguely moral compulsion will detain us at the table anyway, sipping bourbon-based cocktails and struggling to find a good topic to converse about.
Since its inception, Match Group has outgrown e Harmony by a pretty significant margin: Its 2014 revenues, for instance, were nearly twice its rival’s.
Active since 2004, Ok Cupid’s claim to fame is the warm, fuzzy promise of pre-assured romantic compatibility with one’s top matches.
I HAVE been dabbling a little in online dating recently but unlike most people who dabble, I did some quantitative research on it out of curiosity. I even wrote an academic paper on it for part of my law degree.
The actual focus of my research paper was on the effectiveness of techniques for detecting fake profiles. Anyway, I thought that I'd share some findings here.
Ginsberg et al., Nature 457, 1012 (Feb 19, 2009).2.
On Tinder, you match with people based on whether you’re attracted to each other’s photo.
There is even an interesting TED talk on how people can work the system to optimise their chance of success.