One of the more popular news stories being shared around the web this week has been the story of how Chris Mc Kinlay, a mathematics Ph D candidate “hacked” OKCupid in order to find love.Naturally, this inspired both wonder – OMG, nerds can break the code and get laid!In order to do so, they both engaged in researching just what made someone desirable online through a combination of coding, A/B testing and statistical probability.Part of OKCupid’s appeal is in the compatibility matching.Most men want sex and most women want a commitment.That’s not to say men don’t want commitment, they do, it’s just not the driving force behind their behavior, getting a lot of sex is.You can blame it on biology and a man’s innate need to spread his seed, or on today’s culture which deems men who sleep with lots of women studs (and women who sleep with lots of men sluts), but it’s just the way it is.
Rather than finding some ruthless exploit in the human psyche that was somehow vulnerable to math, he was, put simply, attempting to moneyball online dating.First off, if you are man, Swedish, French, American, British, you have to learn how to smooch and booze with those hot Swedish women. Second, it seems that foreign men in Sweden have an advantage over the Swedish men. Here’s what Swedish women think of Swedish men: After reading all these comments you must think, “damn, how do Swedish men and women mate and have lots of babies?” I wonder that too, and I’ll put the blame on the dark swedish winter and the bright swedish summer.I’m a girl, an American-Indian girl, and therefore am not Swedish.But I have a few Swedish girlfriends and they all have opinions of their fellow male counterparts. Swedish guys have done a good job of losing their balls over the years, part thanks to feminism, part thanks to super tight jeans that served as self castrating devices.