The secret science of online dating
His job is not to pair one lovebird with another (other staffers manage the matching schemes), but rather to parse the data given in user profiles into little pieces, and then reassemble them in compelling and often quirky ways.
“We’ve collected one of the largest, most thorough databases of human interaction ever, and I have to make sure that what I’m writing about maximizes that resource,” says Rudder.
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