Experts say online dating sites see a huge traffic increase between Christmas and Valentine’s Day.With the number of visitors these sites get each month, that increase is pretty significant: Some current estimates report between 10.5 and 23.8 million unique visitors per month for two major dating sites.With some goading from a friend — who somehow convinced me that the stigma against online dating was no more — I joined Ok Cupid and started scanning the thousands of matches that popped up on my screen.Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my Valentine’s Day depression-induced hunt for Prince Charming.Dating sites are only as good as their ability to make matches.And how they go about making those matches can be very different. D., is a professor at the Harvard Business School who was on the scientific advisory board of Ok Cupid.“They are all matching on obvious stuff, like age range," he says, "but they vary a good amount on how they consider other factors that might affect compatibility.”Sound vague? Online dating companies keep their proprietary algorithms closely guarded.”Location-based apps like Bumble, Grindr, and Tinder use a smartphone’s GPS to find potential mates in a specific radius. Clicking any of the links will take you to the retailer's website to shop for this product.
It’s far too complex, scary and difficult for mere mortals – so let’s bridge the gap by asking both men and women what doesn’t work when it comes to online dating Dating has gone digital.Dating sites claim the ability to find you the perfect match.But are these algorithms the secret to life-long love, or just a way to suck in hopeless romantics?Ok Cupid, which was founded by four Harvard math majors, uses its own questions and those generated by members to make compatible matches based on how much users have in common.The questions are often quirky and can be oddly revealing, like “Do you often find yourself wanting to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat? Instead, choose a site or an app based on the approach that makes the most sense to you. Shopping links are provided by e Bay Commerce Network and Amazon, which makes it easy to find the right product from a variety of online retailers." data-twitter=" data-twitter-url=" class="share-buttons" After a rough breakup last January, I was sad and single in the Big Apple.