So it makes sense that online dating services including e Harmony, Ok Cupid, and use algorithms to try to surface potential matches.
You want to make sure that you get across what’s important to you, and show some personality, too.
In today’s age, the abundance of data has allowed us to use patterns to shed some light on love.
In her TED talk, University College of London mathematician Hannah Fry argues: “Mathematics is ultimately the study of patterns — predicting phenomena from the weather to the growth of cities, revealing everything from the laws of the universe to the behavior of subatomic particles…
“If you were at a party full of single people and chatted briefly to someone before pausing to chat to another, and then turned back to discover the first person had disappeared, you probably wouldn't think too much of it — after all, it's a big party and you're all there to mingle,” a 45-year-old single writer who uses a combination of Tinder, Happn and Bumble told me.
Speaking briefly with someone in person does not imply an investment, and neither does an online greeting.