Match point online dating

So, if a woman says she doesn't want to date anyone older than 26, but often looks at ­profiles of thirty-somethings, Match will know she is in fact open to meeting older men. That is, the algorithm looks at the behaviour of similar users and factors in that ­information, too.

Until Ginsberg joined IAC, which owns Match, in 2006, she worked at i2 Technologies, a supply-chain management company, also based in Dallas.

Petite, preppy and freckled, with long brown hair, Ginsberg was wearing sandals, tight black jeans and a loose blouse.In fact, in their most recent Singles in America survey, Match found that 72% of singles think "someone’s voice makes a person attractive." So if you can gauge that right off the bat, you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of trouble. Are they off-puttingly taken with themselves or too reserved for your taste?It’s also a really good way to get a sense of how someone strings together their thoughts. It’s a lot to ask of a minute-long clip, but in the high stakes numbers game that is online dating, this is exactly the kind of sorting tool many people are hungry for.We sat in a conference room ­overlooking a floor full of computer engineers gazing at their monitors, and with a Power Point presentation, she endeavoured to show me how Match uses cutting-edge ­technology to cultivate age-old emotions.With the number of paying subscribers using Match approaching 1.8 million, the ­company has had to develop ever more ­sophisticated programs to manage, sort and pair the world's singles.

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