“Our service is all about the end game, which is getting people into happy marriages or really happy long-term relationships and not just thinking about the superficial ‘I need to get a date for tonight,’” said Arvind Mishra, the site’s vice president of product management.
The site famously requires its users to fill out extensive questionnaires before it pairs them up with potential dates.
The filter offers about 10 self-reported body type options, ranging from thin to overweight to “used up.” Ok Cupid has offered the screening tool for several months but only recently began to make it more prominent on its site, said the company’s founder, Sam Yagan. You also think he’s hot.” The body-type filter is an extension of what happens in the real world when people narrow down potential dates based on what they see, said Yagan, who is also the CEO of Match.com, which owns Ok Cupid.
“The truth about humanity that maybe people don’t want to admit is that an important part of physical and sexual attraction is superficial,” he told ’ You’ll hear, ‘Oh, he makes me laugh’ and all that stuff. Some men say they prefer brunettes to blondes, while many women insist they will never date someone shorter than they are, he said.
The gleaming space could easily house 30 employees, but as Frind strides in, it is eerily quiet -- just a room with new carpets, freshly painted walls, and eight flat-screen computer monitors.
Like most of his advertising deals, this one found Frind. Today, according to the research firm Hitwise, his creation is the largest dating website in the U. Amazingly, Frind has set up his company so that doing everything else amounts to doing almost nothing at all.De ontwikkelaars stellen dat als je contact hebt met 100 verschillende singles, er 50% kans is dat je toekomstige partner in de top 10 van deze lijst staat.Ook kan men met de matchingmethode in 17% van de gevallen de persoon aanwijzen waarmee je later zult gaan daten.Deze statistieken zijn verbluffend en de matchingmethode is duidelijk onderscheidend van andere matchingtechnieken van datingsites.Maar er is nog een ander belangrijk punt waarop verschilt van anderen, namelijk de prijs.
“Is it PC to say out loud that people are attracted to superficial things? Screening out potential mates by physical features is nothing new, even online.