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Inside OKCupid: The math of online dating - Christian Rudder


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When two people join a dating website, they are matched according to shared interests and how they answer a number of personal questions. But how do sites calculate the likelihood of a successful relationship? Christian Rudder, one of the founders of popular dating site OKCupid, details the algorithm behind 'hitting it off.'

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  • Animation Artist Celeste Lai
  • Educator Christian Rudder
  • Director Franz Palomares
  • Narrator Christian Rudder

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