How does the "match" algorithm work?

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  • #26791
    Chu Mou
    Spectator

    Hi Friends!

    I have a question about the match percentage when looking at others’ profiles on this site. Does anyone know how that’s calculated and if there’s a way to search by percentage? I was just curious if anyone knew.

    Thanks and have a great day everyone.

    #26795
    John
    Spectator

    Hi Chu Mou, i can’t help you on that topic but i can refer you to a specialty website called “stackoverflow” google it, it’s likely you’ll find an answer there.
    The website’s description is ‘A language-independent collaboratively edited question and answer site for programmers’.

    Out of curiosity, what subject do you study?

    #26851
    Chu Mou
    Spectator

    OK. I’ll check it out. Interesting you should ask me what I study. I studied computer science in college and grad school, but didn’t like it after graduating and working as a programmer for a few years. Now, I’m trying to get an Associate’s in graphic design. I hope to do UI/UX design for websites and mobile apps. Thanks for your response and tip!

    • This reply was modified 6 years ago by Chu Mou.
    #26860
    Lenka
    Participant

    It works – it doesnΒ΄t match me with anyone, which is like my real life! πŸ˜€

    #26869
    Chu Mou
    Spectator

    LOL. Lenka.. that’s such an awesome response!

    #26887
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    haha Are you kidding Lenka?? You and I are like a perfect match! xD Except for the fact that you like metal. I don’t like metal at all. I guess that’s why we have a 1% compatibility rating.

    ..just goes to show you. πŸ˜‰

    I really think they were going to develop the match calculator, but didn’t get around to it. So, instead we just get completely pointless numbers.

    #26889
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Just taking a guess here… Since you can only get a match rate of 1 or increments of 10, 1 is for those who arent the gender you are seeking/seeking another gender than your own. Each 10 is probably a fulfillment of criteria (simply true or false, but mutually so using exclusive-or logic) such as age range, body type, ethnicity, religion, and the sharing of atleast 1 interest. I havent seen 40 30 20 or 10 results so they base value must be 50. Just a theory. Havent tested it cuz im lazy and the match % is worthless to me anyways lol

    #26890
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’m matched 90% with somebody who lives just an hour away so I’m guessing location plays its part.

    #26901
    Chu Mou
    Spectator

    Wow. Yura, Mike, and Shaun… you guys make great points! I haven’t noticed anything between something really low like 1 or something really high like 80-100%. I don’t think their algorithm is very sophisticated. Nothing even close to the other dating sites. Oh well. Just a pointless number then. No biggie. πŸ™‚

    #26902
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    So has anyone come across a 100% match with someone yet? Just curious.

    #26903
    Chu Mou
    Spectator

    Yes. All the time if I do a search for Female seeking Male between +/- 5 years my age. It’s almost always 100%. πŸ™‚

    #27050
    Joy
    Participant

    I have gotten my first 100% match, but it made some sense because we clicked all of the same interests, or just about anyway. I am also curious how it works too.

    #27068
    Chu Mou
    Spectator

    You’re right Joy! I agree. I selected a bunch of interests b/c I have a lot of hobbies! πŸ™‚ So I get quite a few 100% matches.

    #27079
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I kinda wish we could weight the items in our profiles, add stars or something, so the simplistic algo would know what’s just peripheral and what actually matters.

    #27092
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I had one. Made me smile abit πŸ™‚

    #27094
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Meh, if i ever came across a 100% match i’d probably to lazy to start anything anyway.

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