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The Takeaway

No Labels, No Drama? Navigating The World of Modern Love

Friday, May 01, 2015

For a new generation of young people, the realities of modern dating often mean hooking up with no labels. 

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Freakonomics Radio

What You Don’t Know About Online Dating (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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

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On The Media

JakeDate.com Nails App Marketing, Reminds Us That Tech is Boring

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The latest in dating is here: JakeDate, an app that allows you to finally connect  – with Jake.
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The Takeaway

It's Not OK Cupid: Co-Founder Defends User Experiments

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The online matchmaking service this week revealed that it had manipulated the information users received about potential matches. Co-founder Christian Rudder says this sort of testing is necessary to deliver a better product - and pair more compatible profiles.

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On The Media

Match.Com Uses Facial Recognition Software To Pair Users With People Who Look Like Their Exes

Monday, June 16, 2014

When it comes to dating, people generally have a type. Blonds, brunettes, big noses, little ears, a person often finds an immutable set of physical characteristics attractive. It's just a fact. So enterprising online dating company Match.com is hoping to capitalize on this tendency. Partnering with an LA based company called Three Day Rule that matches people to dates using facial recognition software, users will be asked to send in pictures of their exes, which will be used to determine who they will be matched with on the site. 

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On The Media

The App That Allows Women to Rate Men Has Just Become A Lot More Man-Friendly

Friday, March 07, 2014

On the seventh episode of TLDR, PJ interviewed Maureen O'Connor about Lulu, an app which allows women to rate men based on a set of prescribed hashtags as innocuous as #loveshisfamily and #perfectgrammar, to those a little more...well, evocative, like #f**kedmeandchucked me, or #sleepsinthewetspot.

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The Takeaway

This Valentine's Day, True Stories of Love & Tech

Thursday, February 13, 2014

From the unusual origins of Craigslist's "Missed Connections" to the science behind eHarmony, we take a look at the tech powering online dating sites.

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New Tech City

4 Ways to Boost Your Online Dating Returns

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

With more than 10 percent of American adults dating online, researchers are devoting serious attention to how singles can get it right, including tapping focus groups. Here's what they said. 

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New Tech City

Machine Learning + Love

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

As the popularity of online dating sites rises, algorithms are playing a big role in finding Mr. or Mrs. Right. So what will it take to make the machine smarter at finding us love? 

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New Tech City

Drop the Smartphone and Love Me Already

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center finds that a quarter of cell phone owners in serious relationships have felt that their partner was distracted by their device.

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On The Media

PJ Is On Freakonomics This Week!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Our intrepid host, PJ Vogt is on the Freakonomics Podcast this week, talking about - what else? - online dating. Listen to the episode below. PJ shows up around 10 minutes in, but it's best to start from the beginning.

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Freakonomics Radio

What You Don’t Know About Online Dating

Thursday, February 06, 2014

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

This episode is included in the Freakonomics #smartbinge podcast playlist at wnyc.org/smartbinge

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On The Media

We Are Never Ever Going To Stop Online Dating

Monday, October 21, 2013

Can't something be seen as a little sad and still be pretty popular?

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New Tech City

Redesigning Mentoring Through Technology

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Finding a mentor can be a mysterious process, but a startup called Everwise has figured out how to connect potential mentors and mentees through data analysis.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

Monday, February 11, 2013

Journalist Dan Slater shows how online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we imagine. In Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating, he explores how these new technologies are reconditioning our feelings about commitment and challenging the traditional notions of adult life. He goes behind the scenes to see how dating sites capitalize on our quest for love.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Broadband Love: Making the Connection

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Charles J. Orlando, our guest for the month of June, is a relationship expert, YourTango partner, and the author of The Problem with Women…Is Men. We continue our series on online dating with a look at how to write the best profile and what to look for when you make the in-person connection.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"State of Date" Online Dating Do's and Dont's

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The website "State of Date" collects surveys from online daters (mostly women) reporting on their experience: how they met, how the date went, and more. When they heard about the Brian Lehrer Show's Broadband Love series, they contacted us and offered to post some of what they've learned, from their own experience and their online community. Below are State of Dates top online dating Do's and Don'ts

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Broadband Love: How To Pick A Site

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Charles J. Orlando, our guest for the month of June, is a relationship expert, YourTango partner, and the author of The Problem with Women… Is Men. We continue our series on online dating with a comparison of the many sites available, and ask which one is right for you.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Broadband Love: Who Dates Online, Anyway?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert, YourTango partner, and the author of The Problem with Women…is Men. He joins us as we continue our June series on online dating with a look at some of the stats and demographics around how dating has changed.

Share your online dating stats - real or anecdotal. Maybe you've found that 58% of women online take a picture with their dog, or 61% of men lie about their age? Post your Broadband Love stat, rigorously researched or not!

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Broadband Love: Your Do's, Don’t's and Lessons

Thursday, June 07, 2012

We kick off our month-long series on Internet dating with a call-in -- how is online dating different from traditional dating? What lessons have you learned and what advice would you share? Give us a call 212-433-9692 or post here.

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