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The use of_the_internet_to_meet_life_partners

  1. 1. Online DatingOnline Dating The Use of the Internet to Meet Life Partners http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  2. 2. ……Did Online Dating ReallyDid Online Dating Really Kill Cupid?Kill Cupid? http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  3. 3. History and BackgroundHistory and Background In the 1700’s bachelors searched for wives through printed ads Matrimonial agencies were a big business in Britain by the 18th century Being single pass the age of 21 was considered shameful Print ads were a last resort for men who advertised and women who read them If a match was made, it was not talked about freely Personal ads went mainstream in early 20th century died off until the 1960’s http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  4. 4. From Newspaper toFrom Newspaper to the Internetthe Internet Internet dating is the modern version of the first “matrimonial” agencies of the 1700’s Other dating sites at the time but were more focused on international dating and “mail order bride” services The online dating market quickly exploded The popularity of online dating arises http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  5. 5. By 1996 there were 16 dating websites listed The 1998 movie “You got mail” put a positive light on meeting people online Online dating still thriving, Americans spent over $500 million on online dating in 2007 Expected to increase to $932 million in 2011 Online dating is the 2nd highest industry for paid content on the web http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  6. 6. How Does it Work?How Does it Work? http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  7. 7. TheThe MathMath Behind MatchmakingBehind Matchmaking What’s an Algorithm? ◦ It is an effective method for solving a problem expressed as a finite sequence of steps http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  8. 8. AlgorithmsAlgorithms • Pepper Schwartz’s algorithm –Developed one of the first algorithm –Calculation to match daters with similar variables • Helen Fisher’s algorithm –Designed an algorithm to link brain chemistry traits as well as psychological and sociological variables • Categorizes people as an explorer, builder, director or negotiator http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  9. 9. Galen Buckwalter’s algorithm ◦ His algorithm uses 29 variables  social type  relationship style  emotional personality ◦ eHarmony Soulmate Calculator ◦ These mathematical calculators allow you to rank a desired mate by variables like:  religious preference  risk tolerance  Ambition  humor. ◦ Decide how wide a location and age range you are willing to consider, hit the calculate button and the system will do the math and tell you the statistical probability of meeting your perfect mate. Algorithms ContinuedAlgorithms Continued http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  10. 10. TheThe ScienceScience BehindBehind MatchmakingMatchmaking Science-based dating sites Their Methods ◦ DNA matchmaking ◦ Sweaty t-shirt study http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  11. 11. Impact of InternetImpact of Internet 77% of our Population uses the Internet News, Information, Research Shopping User Reviews Social Networking Entertainment http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  12. 12. Why Choose OnlineWhy Choose Online Dating?Dating? Busy Lives Tired of Bar Scene Expand your social circle http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  13. 13. More reasons online datingMore reasons online dating services is on the rise:services is on the rise:  Gives you the ability to access thousands of profiles of future potential “matches”.  Your prospective love connections are not limited by the people you meet in your job, school, or social circle.  Trusted security measures are set up to retain your privacy and safety.  Your in charge of who you want to meet or talk to.  You make the decision whether to meet someone.  Online dating is reasonably affordable. http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  14. 14. Successful?Successful?  Married couples who met online have an average courtship period of 18.5 months, and those who met offline courtship period last on average 42 months.  17% of couples who married met on a dating site.  1 in 5 singles have dated someone they met on a dating site.  1 in 5 singles are currently in a committed relationship with someone they met on a dating site.  On average 10 percent of members pay for the dating service and stay for less than 3 months  For singles who use dating sites, 33% form a relationship, 33% do not, and 33% give up on dating online.  Singles who are more likely to use dating sites are ones who are more sociable and have high self-esteem. They also put more value in romantic relationships. http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  15. 15. ProsPros && ConsCons Same Interests http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  16. 16. DangersDangers Fraud Security and Privacy Stalking Physical Assault Identity Theft Exposure to Offensive Material http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  17. 17. Play It SafePlay It Safe Plan first dates in public areas Make sure your friends know where you are on dates Ask a lot of detailed questions NEVER send money to someone online Keep your information to a minimum http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  18. 18. Questions/Comments?Questions/Comments? http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/
  19. 19. Thank You http://www.bipamerica.com/bipdating/

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