Common problems in dating
Although places like e Harmony, and Ok Cupid claim to have algorithms that will help you find your match, there is no proof the algorithms actually work.
It’s true many relationships are formed by people meeting on these sites; what’s unproven is whether the site’s algorithms have anything to do with this.
It could notice if you’ve messaged with a particular user a lot, and ask if you’ve been on a date yet.
For sites like Coffee Meets Bagel, it could send a text the next day with a short survey (maybe two questions) to see how the date went.
There are a number of common problems out there, and there are ways the online dating industry can address them.
On sites with unrestricted messaging (such as Ok Cupid and Plenty of Fish), women get way too many messages–sometimes 50-100 per day if the profile is particularly attractive. This turns into a problem for men, as well–it’s much harder for a man’s message to get a response.
It’s hard to get people to provide that info, and there is no way for an online dating site to track user’s behavior once they move to offline interactions. If the dating site has “freemium” services, these can be used as incentives–the more dates you rate, the more perks you receive.
Are they unknowingly putting up guards that turn men off?
Users could check a box on the offending user’s profile labeling them as an “inappropriate message sender”.