DailyDirt: Online Dating, FTW?

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Some folks look at online dating services as a tool for meeting like-minded people (with potentially romantic engagements). But as with almost anything on the internet, there are also people out there trying to game the system and figure out how the algorithms behind the date matching systems work. (Though, sometimes the process is a bit simpler.) Just to gear up for Valentine's Day later this week, here are just a few examples of people taking online dating to an extreme. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: algorithm, alli reed, chris mckinlay, dating, fake profiles, math, relationships, romance
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    Ninja (profile), 12 Feb 2014 @ 1:44am

    It's a possibility. I've used such sites before and they may work indeed. I was in a relationship with one girl I met on such sites for a while.

    Regardless it can be a long and tortuous road. These places attract pretty much the worst of men, specially if we are dealing with adult sites (one of the oldest and most famous being Adult Friend Finder). And when the girl plays the active role the pics are either misleading (face only usually to hide obesity or something) or they are completely crazy. Amusingly in such adult sites the women think they are the only "pussies" in the world (ie: act cocky, nosy) maybe because they know the demand far exceeds the offerings.

    In the end my current partner (and we are together for more than 3 times the longest relationship I ever had) was introduced to me by a friend offline so the internet played just a small part in this matters for me.

    Still, my online experience was interesting and I don't regret it ;)

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