DailyDirt: The Mating Behavior of Online Daters

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Online dating sites provide a vast amount of interesting data for researchers studying human behavior. These sites record how much people lie about themselves to try to impress others, and dating sites contain a wide variety of personal data that can be sliced and diced according to age, gender, income, education, interests, you-name-it. Here are just a few studies that have looked at digital dating databases for insights into the minds of people searching for soul mates and long walks on the beach. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

Filed Under: marriage, matching, online dating, personal data, relationships, romance
Companies: eharmony, match.com

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jun 2013 @ 2:40pm


    Wouldn't the fact that conservatives are less likely to openly admit the fact suggest that they are more (not less) aware of people thinking they're weird for it?

    I think it comes down to the fact that it's easier to hide being a conservative than being fat once you meet.

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