Studies conducted on online dating

03-Jul-2017 23:26

The researchers of this study described a recommender system they implemented and performed a quantitative comparison of two collaborative filtering (CF) and two global algorithms.

Results showed that collaborative filtering recommenders significantly outperform global algorithms used by dating sites.

This research was divided in 3 parts: Study 1: this part of the study demonstrates that singles spend too much time searching for options online for too little payoff in offline dates.

Study 2: they came to the conclusion that users desire information about experiential attributes (sense of humor or rapport), but online dating sites contain primarily searchable attributes, such as income, religion, background...

Study 3: researchers introduced and tested the Virtual Date, offering potential dating partners the opportunity to acquire experiential information by exploring a virtual environment similar to real first dates (such as going to a museum).

This experiment roughly demonstrates the differences in the volume of messages women receive, especially attractive women, compared to men. For it to have been, it would have needed much more than 10 profiles.Unlike previous studies that relied solely on self-report data, this study establishes ground truth for 80 online daters’ height, weight and age, and compares ground truth data to the information provided in online dating profiles.The results suggest that deception is indeed frequently observed, but that the magnitude of the deceptions is usually small.Again, here preferences were similar across the sexes, although men preferred a submissive and introverted woman and stressed the importance of physical appearance in a mate.Is online dating a different experience for men than it is for women?

This experiment roughly demonstrates the differences in the volume of messages women receive, especially attractive women, compared to men. For it to have been, it would have needed much more than 10 profiles.Unlike previous studies that relied solely on self-report data, this study establishes ground truth for 80 online daters’ height, weight and age, and compares ground truth data to the information provided in online dating profiles.The results suggest that deception is indeed frequently observed, but that the magnitude of the deceptions is usually small.Again, here preferences were similar across the sexes, although men preferred a submissive and introverted woman and stressed the importance of physical appearance in a mate.Is online dating a different experience for men than it is for women?This is the first in-depth study of information retrieval approaches applied to match-making systems such as a dating service.