The millions of answers Ok Cupid users provided to thousands of questions—ranging from family and politics to the importance of daily showers—offered "an awesome data set to dive into," Rudder said.
For instance, by looking at "who's liking who" on Ok Cupid, Rudder said men indicated the women they find most attractive are in their early 20s.
To a degree it is genius: I don’t even want to think about the other implications – like people sending naughty photos to these scammers and then becoming blackmail victims.
This would be especially the case with people who are married and look for fun on the side.
No matter how much he tried to forget about it, he couldn’t. But every once in a while, he’d hear an internal, reassuring voice that said, “Dave, don’t worry about it.
A Predatory Environment If you think your local bar or nightclub is the quintessential “Meat Market”, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
The online dating world is fraught with pick-up artists.
Matchmaking data online can be romantic for some, but for others, the algorithms used offer scientific proof that dating stereotypes ring true.
"Working at Ok Cupid for the last 10 years has made me a more cynical person," joked Christian Rudder, the president and co-founder of the free online dating site, which boasts about 4 million monthly active users.