The posts covered such topics as the best camera angle for a profile picture and how people lie on their profiles — the mysteries online daters wonder about.
Ladies: I'm not going to claim some comprehensive understanding of the social plights of the modern woman, but OKCupid gave me a tiny peek into your part of the online dating world, and it's exhausting. The numbers are so overwhelmingly in their favor that I could kick back and watch my inbox fill with messages, no effort required after setting up the profile. But halfway through day two, I was having to comb through an inbox bursting with weirdness, deviance, and even cultural and racial insensitivity.
In the back corner of the room, Christian Rudder sat by himself at the bar, nursing Stephen King’s “It.” Rudder, the 39-year-old president and co-founder of the online dating site OKCupid, had come to deliver a distilled version of what he’s been working on for the last five years.
In 2009, Rudder started OKTrends, an in-house blog for OKCupid, as a way to attract new members to a site that was nearly out of money.
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Up until about 40, when that’s getting too old.” And then Rudder delivered the punchline. ” Reprinted from the book “DATACLYSM: Who We Are When We Think No One’s Looking” by Christian Rudder. Published by Crown, a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company. w=575" data-large-file="https://espnfivethirtyeight.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/chart_women.jpg? It was enough to make me wonder why Louis CK doesn’t use Excel charts in his stand-up. Rudder: “From the time you’re 22 you’ll be less hot than a 20-year-old, based on this data.