perfect 10 dating site - Game theory on dating
Dawoon Kang, co-founder of Coffee Meets Bagel, says “the reason women haven’t been fully excited about using dating services is because there wasn’t one that understood how women want to date.” Sarah Mick, Chief Creative Officer at Bumble, says her app wants to end “digital cat-calling,” and to subtly give women more power in their dating interactions.
In their efforts, both apps employ strategies that a game theorist would approve of.
I just spent an hour trying to work out the payoff matrix of dating in college, as represented in the NYT. ) I did this because when I read the article it struck me that only a minority of people are actually satisfied by the system, which promotes anonymous hook-ups and makes it difficult to find a more substantial relationship. So you’ve got two groups – those who want relationships and those who want hookups – and they behave exactly the same way until the first hookup is over, at which point the person who wants a relationship feels not so good.
I think the problem boils down to this: if you want a “relationship” (as opposed to a random hook-up), the relationship has to start. (That that situation EVER results in a relationship is a testimony to the persistence of humans in pursuing a partnership.) But it seems a lot of college students would rather face all these obstacles than sit sober and face to face with a relative stranger over dinner.
Or someone has to come up with an alternative to either dating or hooking up.