New yorker online dating piece
“Like that guy in high school with the Camaro and the mustache who bow-hunts on weekends,” Rudder said.“You can find that guy of the imagination by using statistics.” The database also gives them a vast pool to sell to academics.The online dating sites are themselves a little like online-dating-site suitors. OK Cupid, in its profile, comes across as the witty, literate geek-hipster, the math major with the Daft Punk vinyl collection and the mumblecore screenplay in development.
LOL the “Hornivore” and “Genghis Khunt.” I really enjoyed that, though I have no idea which one of those the thing above qualifies as.At the time, they experimented with a dating site called Spark Match.The fodder for their matching apparatus was a handful of personality tests and droll questionnaires that they’d posted on the Spark to lure traffic.By reputation, it’s where you go if you want to hook up, although perhaps not if you are, as the vulgate has it, “looking for someone”—the phrase that connotes a desire for commitment but a countervailing aversion to compromise.Owing to high traffic and a sprightly character, OK Cupid was also perhaps the most desirable eligible bachelor out there, until February, when it was bought, for fifty million dollars, by Match.
A man might learn, for example, that he’s a Billy Goat, a Backrubber, a Vapor Trail, a Poolboy, or the Last Man on Earth.