History of computer dating services
You know…i dont even think you are good enough to computer date.
so, in other words…leave the kids of this site alone. She is right, she does still have a future ahead of herself. i cant believe what people say just to sound clever or funny. hmmm And as for Cathryns comment: I think you are referring to chat rooms those are different from internet dating sights.
The questionnaire ran several pages and asked everything from height and weight statistics to how a person would react to a hypothetical situation.
Here’s a sample of one of the questions: Your roommate gets you a blind date for the big dance. When you meet your date, you are sure it’s your roommate who is blind – your date is friendly, but embarrassingly unattractive.
The questionnaire they wrote was both scientific and whimsical and billed as fun to fill out. Being 1966, all the data from the questionnaires were transferred to punch cards.
The team then rented a room-sized computer, an Avco 1790, on which they were allowed to work with from 2 am to 4 am. Questionnaire respondents then received a letter saying who they were matched to, with phone numbers.
(4) Act very friendly the whole time and run the risk of getting trapped into a second date.
The group believed that opposites don’t attract, that attitudinal likenesses do attract and physical looks that are consistent with expectations also attract. Tarr paid 0 to a computer science student to write program code designed to match up questionnaires.
How many sign up and then never visit the site again? When you factor all the people someone may have dated in high school and collage and after before they found the person they wanted to marry I bet most people are running at less then a 20% success rate even without the internet to help them.
You: (1) Suggest going to a movie instead (2) Monopolize your roommate’s date leaving your roommate with only one noble alternative.
(3) Dance with your date, smiling weakly, but end the evening as early as possible.
I am willing to bet that when some of the numbers that shouldn’t count are weeded out that the sites are running at a 30-40% success rate. if you r computer dating then you r and the other person are guaranteed to be ugly.
other wise you wouldnt spend hours on the computer with some fat old man that you dont know who calls himself brad pitt.