I mean, imagine that you basically had to drive six hours, three hours each way to have coffee with somebody, and, you know, coffee usually ends up with just coffee. So I think it's a really bad, it's a really bad system.
On top of that, there's another thing, is which, imagine I gave you this search criteria, which I asked you to search by height and weight and income and all of those things: you're going to use it.
So it kind of goes from an observation to a little study, to a bit more details and then finally proposing some kind of solution of something that I think would actually work better.
So the site basically looks at real dates—and think about what real dates are.
And this breaking into attributes turns out not to be very informative.
So on the last stage of this process, we created a different Web site.
What music you like, what you don’t like, what kind of pictures you like, what kind of images, how do you react to other people, what do you do in the restaurant?
And through all these kind of non-explicit aspects, I will learn something about you and I would feel that I’m learning something about you.
Imagine you were looking for something else, imagine you were looking for digital cameras, and imagine that I only allow you to search on megapixels and f-stop for the lens, right?
And the online system we created was very much like that.
It was about you came up and you got a little avatar, a square or a triangle, some color, and you went into a virtual space in which you could explore it.
And that different website allowed people to experience other people without all of these attributes.
And we show that this is actually much better and would lead to much more, much higher probability of going on a second, on a real date afterward.