NY TIMES - Aug 15 - Dating is a numbers game, people say, but the direction it’s taking online and in apps means ever bigger numbers. The problem with bigger numbers and endless possibility: They don’t go well with humans. We don’t have the processing power. Dating is not simply about finding like-minded people, but about limiting your potential set of choices. When we’re making a selection from what sociologists call a bounded set of choices, we can “satisfice” —reach a kind of threshold of satisfaction. When the number of options increases, we become maximizers — unsatisfied with those options, and wanting more. More isn’t necessarily the answer. It’s about finding good matches in smaller sets. Maybe algorithms aren’t there yet. Or maybe that’s not the goal of the game.