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James Houran

OkCupid has a cute approach that is very engaging and helps build an active community, but their approach to matchmaking is hardly "scientific" much less taking the compatibility concept to a new level.

Thanks,

James Houran, Ph.D.
Online Dating Magazine

Sam

James -

I guess it's a definitional question. We certainly have the mathematically purest approach to matching...

vanchau

Q&A as a matching tool is semi-interesting. It at least serves as an excuse to chat with someone, which may be enough of a reason to have the feature.

There may be more interesting ways to create that excuse however.

James Houran

Hi Sam,

Thanks for the ongoing commentary and for being a refreshing community in the industry. Having said that, I don't know what you mean by having the mathematically "purest" matching (do you mean you have the easiest/simplest/most transparent formula?). More to the point, "purest" is not synymous with best/ most effective/ or scientifically rigorous.

Thanks,

James Houran, Ph.D.
Online Dating Magazine

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