Question: How do dating matching algorithms work?

The big dating apps have proprietary matching algorithms that theyre famously cagey about, but most rely on a combination of stated preferences – what you tell the app you want in a partner, either explicitly in your settings or implicitly through engagement – and something called collaborative filtering.

How does tinder matching algorithm work?

Tinder, unlike other apps, only requires users to input their age, distance, and gender preferences. Tinder adjusts potential matches a user sees every time someone acts on his or her profile, it says. The company reorders this users possible match profiles within 24 hours of actions being taken.

How does hinge matching algorithm work?

Hinge uses the Gale-Shapley algorithm that pairs people “who are likely to mutually like one another”. It measures this based off your engagement and who engages with you, as well as matches you to people with similar preferences.

Why does the same person keep showing up on my hinge?

Well, its not a glitch. Hinge does show you the same people twice sometimes, on purpose. Hinge insists that this isnt just a lazy way to fill up your feed! Rather, they have evidence that people often change their minds about whether or not they like users when they see them again.

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