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” He believes there are obvious questions where opposites would attract, and when I joined Ok Cupid to explore this (my boyfriend was displeased) I found several questions, or traits, for which it seemed like this must be true: You can’t both be on top, for example.Perhaps the most striking confirmation of the idea that birds of a feather flock together comes from the data of 23and Me, the genetics company where I work.
” to, “Would you consider sleeping with someone on the first date?We make genetic discoveries by combining DNA from saliva samples with thousands of survey questions, some of which you might find on a dating site — “Have you ever cheated on a long-term relationship partner or spouse?” — but many you wouldn’t — “Has a doctor ever diagnosed you with Parkinson’s disease?In general, widely considered positive traits, Dan Ariely, an economist who studies online dating, refers to traits where everyone prefers the same thing as examples of “vertical preferences,” as opposed to “horizontal preferences,” when people prefer those who are similar.He also finds that horizontal preferences are more important in producing the “birds of a feather” effect.In a final effort to find opposites who attracted on e Harmony, I decided to look for the cliché example: sugar daddies. Of course, in a dataset of a million couples, you’ll find some who fit the sugar daddy stereotype: a younger and more attractive woman matched with an older, wealthier man.
And it is true that more attractive women are more influenced by the man’s income when deciding whether to message him: Unattractive women aren’t much affected by a man’s income, but very attractive women are much more likely to message men with higher incomes.
"We feel that this system, and this technology, will appeal to a segment of the population that struggles with forming intimate connections with other people, whether by choice or circumstance," Mc Mullen continued.
"Furthermore, it will likely attract those who seek to explore uncharted and new territory where relationships and sex are concerned." We do worry about the resale value, though.
I also looked for opposites attracting in other online dating data.
I spoke to Christian Rudder, founder of Ok Cupid, which has a rich and idiosyncratic data set.
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