THE VERGE - Mar 15 - RIP to the mysterious Elo score. Tinder published a blog post on the subject. The Elo score ranked people by attractiveness. The more people that swiped right the higher their score. The most desirable people interacted with one another. "Today, we don't rely on Elo, though it is still important to consider both parties who Like profiles to form a match." Tinder adjusts potential matches a user sees every time someone acts on his or her profile, it says. It sounds like Tinder uses something similar to the Gale-Shapley algorithm, or the algorithm Hinge has said it uses, which identifies patterns around likes. If I like one guy, and so does another woman on the platform, she and I might have the same matching taste. If she's liked someone on the platform that I haven't seen yet, Tinder could show me that profile in the hopes that I might like it, too.
by Ashley Carman
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