Online Dating and the Death of the ‘Mixed-Attractiveness’ Couple


What could be the effects of online matchmaking? Today’s needull explores some effects in detail.

 To use fratboy vernacular: 7s date other 7s, and a 3 has no chance with a 10.

There is an exception, however, to this seeming rule that people always date equally attractive people: The longer two people know each other before they start dating, the more likely it is that a 3 will date a 6, or a 7 will marry a 10. 

Which is interesting to think about as dating apps, which match strangers up for dates, take over the dating world. Because if more and more people meet their future spouse on a first date, the mixed-attractiveness couple might just go extinct. 

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Pricenomics — Alex Mayyasi