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Power of suggestion The third experiment they ran was about suggestion.
They took pairs of bad matches and told them “they were exceptionally good for each other”. Worried that this might mean the algorithm behind their site was a load of muck, they tested it the opposite way: by telling people who were good for each other that they were actually bad for each other.
The 2016 Pew Research Center's survey reveals that the usage of online dating sites by American adults increased from 9% in 2013, to 12% in 2015.
Further, during this period, the usage among 18- to 24-year-olds tripled, while that among 55- to 65-year-olds doubled.
Ok Cupid admits that it “doesn’t really know what it’s doing”, which might be a dart in the heart for anyone who has placed their future happiness in its paws.
Introduction sites differ from the traditional online dating model, and attracted a large number of users and significant investor interest.
In Eastern Europe, popular sites offer full access to messaging and profiles, but provide additional services for pay, such as prioritizing profile position, removing advertisements, and giving paying users access to a more advanced search engine.
But it IS able to run experiments on its users, and illuminate us about fickle humans are, so that’s good.
The test Ok Cupid removed all pictures from Ok Cupid for part of one day – the day they launched a blind dating app, so it didn’t seem too bizarre – earlier this year. It was like we’d turned on the bright lights at the bar at midnight.[We] found a similar thing: once they got to the date, they had a good time more or less regardless of how good-looking their partner was…Oddly, it appears that having a better-looking blind date made women slightly Looking at other data, they also found that “according to our users, “looks” and “personality” were the same thing”, as people given high votes for their personality also had high votes for their looks.