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7 things we learned about online dating from the co-founder of OKCupid7 things we learned about online dating from the co-founder of OKCupid

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Few people know more about online dating that Christian Rudder, co-founder and editorial director of OKCupid. Privy to the vast mountains of data created as millions of people answer questions about what they’re looking for in love, search through profiles of people in their area and flirtatiously message each other, Rudder has learned a lot […]

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A look at OKCupid’s algorithm: Getting personal with TED-Ed for Valentine’s DayA look at OKCupid’s algorithm: Getting personal with TED-Ed for Valentine’s Day

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

How, exactly, does online dating work? In this perfect-for-Valentine’s-Day TED-Ed lesson, OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder walks you through how the dating website does its matching — by using a carefully-honed algorithm to create a compatibility rating for two potential daters. In this fascinating video, Rudder shares how the site lets daters decide which factors are […]