Okcupid dating forum
If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.
Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.
It's pretty easy to tell: They send the same message over and over, often with the same link.
But there's a type of dating site scam that's far trickier to spot, and the people who operate it claim to be making thousands of dollars every month fooling vulnerable men.
The site uses a specific compatibility algorithm based on comparing the questions answered by two possible matches, how each person hopes the person would respond and what weight they give that question.
In OKCupid, your compatibility score directly affects the visibility of your profile to other people.
a group of Danish researchers publicly released a dataset of nearly 70,000 users of the online dating site Ok Cupid, including usernames, age, gender, location, what kind of relationship (or sex) they’re interested in, personality traits, and answers to thousands of profiling questions used by the site.
When asked whether the researchers attempted to anonymize the dataset, Aarhus University graduate student Emil O. Kirkegaard, who was lead on the work, replied bluntly: “No.
It details how scammers operate fake dating site profiles in order to con men out of money.Michael Zimmer, Ph D, is a privacy and Internet ethics scholar.He is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research.In order to do so, they both engaged in researching just what made someone desirable online through a combination of coding, A/B testing and statistical probability.Part of OKCupid’s appeal is in the compatibility matching.