All made-for-television success stories aside, a lot of people have had some pretty rough experiences with the world of online dating. The suffering hapless would-be romantics have endured has become a meme with a life of its own. But the popular dating app Tinder is working to change that with enhanced algorithms, designed to make your matches even more suitable and therefore, more fruitful.
“With the updated algorithm, machine learning technology assesses and interprets the signals sent by our millions of users,” said Tinder CTO Ryan Ogle in a post. “With our ears even closer to the ground, we provide users with the most relevant potential matches to result in more meaningful connections.”
While Tinder couldn’t openly discuss the specifics of the changes, they did admit that the changes include both increased data points matching–things like careers, education, and interests–as well as technical information like how many times someone swipes to accept a notice from people with specific interests. That information is then turned into better compatibility options.
While new changes are taking place, Tinder also added options for things like work history and schooling, in keeping with other dating apps, something that the sight was initially reluctant to do. The goal was to pique your curiosity, not to establish that you two were perfect for each other in every way. Now, though, pertinent information like this will be highlighted on a potential match’s profile if you share it in common. Tinder also updated its users’ inbox interface to make new match offers and existing conversations more discernible.