Editor’s notice: OkCupid co-founder and president Christian Rudder speaks to Paul Solman on generating Sen$e Thursday today about online dating sites. He’s the writer of “Dataclysm,” filled up with findings about personal attitude gleaned from information someone express — knowingly or not — through social media users, “likes” and “shares” and Google online searches.
OkCupid’s database hosts a treasure trove of data about what works and what doesn’t in online dating. But digging into that data first requires knowing which matches turned into real relationships. Below, Rudder explains to Paul what he’s learned about the couples who report their romantic success to OkCupid.
CR: We don’t need that much information regarding the successful partners we’ve produced, but there are some which come back. Maybe 500 a day return and state, “You learn, hunt, I found my personal future mate from OkCupid. Thank you – right here’s my individual title; here’s their user title.” Therefore we do have some information on these people. (altro…)