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If you liked Amy Webb, you’ll love…If you liked Amy Webb, you’ll love…

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For the past week, Amy Webb has been inspiring people to calculate their own algorithm for love. Her laugh-out-loud TED Talk, about reverse engineering her online dating profile and, essentially, data-ing her way into her perfect relationship has gotten a lot of attention, including on The Frisky and Pop Sugar. As Webb’s talk continues to […]

Technology

Wonderfully nerdy online dating success stories, inspired by today’s talk about the algorithm of loveWonderfully nerdy online dating success stories, inspired by today’s talk about the algorithm of love

Posted By Jessica Gross

When yet another romantic relationship came “burning down in a spectacular fashion,” Amy Webb sought the advice of her friends and family, including her grandmother. “She said, ‘Stop being so picky,’” Webb recalls in today’s talk. “‘True love will find you when you least expect it.’” This advice struck Webb, who as a digital strategist […]

Culture

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 […]

Culture

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 […]