The great american dating experiment
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Still, not everyone thought it was as innocent as A/B testing.One person tweeted he was deleting his Ok Cupid account.
", pull out everything they learned, and report back. Does anyone know a single good place in NYC to go on a date? Besides photographs, each user's profile could include any number of personal details including age, height, weight, education, marital status, number of children, and smoking and drinking habits.The data set includes some 1.1 million interactions between users.In profiles without text, people tended to rate a better personality with better looks."So, your picture is worth that fabled thousand words, but your actual words are worth…almost nothing," Rudder said.What happens when photos are taken away completely?For seven hours in January 2013, Ok Cupid removed all the pictures from the app and found people actually interacted more.
Users were 44% more often to respond to a first message and contact details were exchanged more quickly compared a week prior when photos were available, according to Rudder's post.
Then comes the choice to send a person a message, or to reply to one.
And of course, the final, crucial decision, which isn't captured by these data: whether to meet the person in the real world.
Dating website Ok Cupid purposefully set up bad matches to see how people would behave.
The site was unapologetic about the experiments, despite controversy over Facebook's study to test if it could manipulate users' emotions."Ok Cupid doesn't really know what it's doing," wrote Ok Cupid president Christian Rudder in a blog post Monday.
Bruch's team devised a statistical model that maps the "decision rules" people follow during the first two steps.