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#4 - One algorithm to help 50 million people find love (ft Tom Quisel, former CTO @ OkCupid)

By Steve Dean

In this episode, Tom Quisel and I discuss:  How Tom got his start working at OkCupid, one of the most popular dating sites in the world  The efforts Tom and the OkCupid team went through to help reduce bias in dating apps  Experiments OkCupid has done to better understand just how superficial modern daters are  OkCupid's discovery that we are, in fact, absurdly superficial  The surreal story of how I introduced Tom to his fiancé.  Tom’s post-OkCupid career in healthtech and IoT, using apple watch and fitbit data to predict conditions like diabetes and multiple sclerosis   Tom's subsequent foray into the cryptosphere, building products that empower individuals to send cross-border payments without those exorbitant fees, enabling low income individuals to more easily send money to their relatives in other countries  Ideal strategies for sending first messages in online dating  Strategies for dating in small towns vs. in cities  Whether Facebook's new dating app dating will make a meaningful difference in the dating industry   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/modernconnection/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/modernconnection/support

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