He says dating sites are great for helping you identify the people you would or wouldn't be interested in, but we're "decades away" from predicting chemistry between people.
The Pew Research Center recently recently found a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.
But these days Match.com, while still one of the biggest online dating sites, is just one of thousands of online dating sites.
We fundamentally believe that the way to predict compatibility is to rely on data and and to allow people to customize an algorithm that would take into account their preferences and their lifestyle to cull through the millions of profiles we had to find the people that were most compatible with them.”"I would say the larger the pool you have to select from, the more likely you are to find the most compatible person for you, if you have the right algorithms working on your behalf.
If you just have a very large search pool, and you don't have good data, then you're just fishing in a big pond and you don't have any way to know that you're going to get a good catch.
Predicting chemistry, 'who is the one,' that's something that we're probably decades away from being able to do online."On the beginnings of Match“My three founders and I, all Harvard math majors, none of us have ever been on an online date, despite having started one of the most successful online dating companies.