Computer dating


David Friedman discusses the idea that computer dating should theoretically improve the process of finding a compatible spouse because you can input specific, objective characteristics and search through many profiles to find matches. However, he notes that despite these potentials, the practical application hasn't been very successful. According to him, marriage and dating haven't significantly improved with the introduction of computers, and platforms like OkCupid might even have regressed in usefulness after becoming commercialized 1.

The Dating Problem

David discusses the challenges of finding a compatible partner and how search costs and computer dating haven't necessarily improved the process. He shares his own experience of finding a valuable spouse and questions the effectiveness of online dating platforms.

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