How dating app algorithms predict romantic desire
A research team found that the distance between a potential partner and the idealized partner was the best predictor for attraction.
When we meet someone who is supposed to be interested in us, we are more flexible about who we are interested in.
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Lots of dating apps and websites claim to be able to use data to sort through profiles for better matches. But scientists and journalists can't investigate their claims, as the algorithms are the intellectual property of these companies and not publicly available.
This encouraged scientists to make their own app and examine predictors of attraction.
The things that are needed to be able to predict romantic desire.
To account for research failure, it is believed that when two people actually meet, they form a shared dynamic that is more than the sum of its parts. Their individual preferences do not make up the substance of what they would find attractive.
Some dating apps look at core values and use that to match people who are as similar as possible.
Other dating apps ask very little in the way of preferences before they start to show you profiles. The apps refine as they learn about the user's preferences.
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As offline activities for dating couples have to be avoided, the dating brands of the internet have adapted themselves fast to accommodate virtual activities and in-build video chats.
Apps like OkCupid and Tinder see a decent surge in daily conversations in the last month. Ironically, the feature that they have recently introduced, Video Dating, wasn’t asked by anyone before the pandemic, as everyone preferred real dating. Now, due to everyone in lockdown, it is the most used feature and has shot up the app engagement.
Video dating, which has witnessed a 200 percent increase in OkCupid, lets the dating couples check the ‘vibe’ of their partner, and decide if the person can be dated in future.
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A recent study showed that men overestimate how good-looking they are to women. Women, on the other hand, think they are less attractive to men, which is not the case.
People who think they are highly attractive may incorrectly assume that the other person is sexually interested in them.
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