What You Don’t Know About Online Dating

Thursday, February 06, 2014

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Thick markets, thin markets, and the triumph of attributes over compatibility.

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Hong Cho

I know Wired has already done an article (, but Chris McKinlay's story seems relevant (maybe not economically, though).

Feb. 06 2014 01:43 PM

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