How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love
Rich Hua stashed this in Relationships
LOVE IS A DATA FIELD
McKinlay’s code found that the women clustered into statistically identifiable groups who tended to answer their OkCupid survey questions in similar ways. One group, which he dubbed the Greens, were online dating newbies; another, the Samanthas, tended to be older and more adventuresome. Here’s how each cluster answered four of the most popular questions.
(1) About how long do you want your next relationship to last? One night A few months to a year Several years The rest of my life
(2) Say you’ve started seeing someone you really like. As far as you’re concerned, how long will it take before you have sex? 1-2 dates 3-5 dates 6 or more dates Only after the wedding
(3) Have you ever had a sexual encounter with someone of the same sex? Yes, and I enjoyed myself Yes, and I did not enjoy myself No, and I would never No, but I’d like to
(4) How important is religion/God in your life? Extremely important Somewhat important Not very important Not important at a