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Shifts in How Couples Meet, Online Takes the Top Spot

How do couples meet now and how has it changed over the years? Watch the rankings play out over six decades. Read More

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How People Meet Their Partners

"So how'd you two meet?" There's always a story, but the general ways people meet are usually similar. Here are the most common. Read More

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Peak Non-Creepy Dating Pool

Based on the "half-your-age-plus-seven" rule, the range of people you can date expands with age. Combine that with population counts and demographics, and you can find when your non-creepy dating pool peaks. Read More

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8 years of dating as a chart

Robin We recollected her dating record over the past eight years, and made a simple chart to show the data. Purple represents an established relationship, green represents a causal one, and black lines represent first dates. Darker shades of purple and green represent days We saw the corresponding person in real life. The short anecdotes for each record make it. Tags: dating

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Mathematics of love

Mathematician Hannah Fry talks about love in terms of three "mathematically verifiable" tips: how to win at online dating, when to marry, and how to avoid divorce. Perhaps useful for the algorithmically-inclined. There's also a book version of Fry's talk. Tags: dating, Hannah Fry, lunch talk

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Mathematics of love

Mathematician Hannah Fry talks about love in terms of three "mathematically verifiable" tips: how to win at online dating, when to marry, and how to avoid divorce. Perhaps useful for the algorithmically-inclined. There's also a book version of Fry's talk. Tags: dating, Hannah Fry, lunch talk

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Algorithmic search for a girlfriend

Sharif Corinaldi moved from New York to Berkeley for graduate school and was in search of a mate. However, after a bit of non-success with online dating sites, he figured a 0.0025 percent chance of finding a match, which meant about 400 messages sent before any success. So, he built a bot to browse and search for him. He accidentally left it running one night. I fiddled with the model...

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Dater’s Index

By Emily McDowell, this recounting of dates initiated by the internet is funny. Fittingly posted on Valentine's Day, a sample: Estimated percentage of profiles containing the description "fun-loving": 80 Estimated percentage of people who do not actually love fun: 0 Estimated percentage of single people in Los Angeles who both work and play hard: 85 Estimated number of times I rewrote my profile: 7 Estimated number of times I wore...

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