Have you ever wondered how dating websites match people? Well look no further… for my presentation I will be talking about the algorithm OKCupid uses to find people their perfect match. The algorithm is quite simple that involves having people answer questions, rank their importance and then taking a root of them to show their compatibility, leading them to a lifetime (hopefully) of happiness!

# The Mathematical Basis of Online Dating

by schwab | Feb 29, 2024 | Math Seminar, Spring 2024 | 5 comments

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Have I ever wondered how people match on dating websites? Yes, I have and I still have not been able to figure it out. Math and dating, there is no better combination than that! Your presentation is very intriguing and I can not wait to hear more about it!

I cannot wait to hear you talk about how math and online dating are connected. I would have never thought that math could be used to determine who is and who may not be compatible. I am looking forward to your talk to learn more!

I am very excited about your talk Kaleigh, I have really never thought how this would come into play but I am glad you’re bringing it up. I read a few things about OKCupid and am eager to hear how you bring it in a talk!

There is so much data that has to go into online dating websites and apps. I am very intrigued to hear about how math is factored into matching different sets of data. I really like your topic as it is a unique way of utilizing math in online applications.

Your talk was great, Kaleigh! Your topic was very interesting. I guess I knew that dating websites used algorithms to match people, but it was neat to see you work through the formula for OKCupid. It definitely brought a new perspective to dating apps!