According to a Pew Research Study in 2015, 15% of American adults have used an online dating app, a 4% jump from 2013. Algorithms rule online dating apps, but can math predict love?

Turns out it depends on who you ask.

  • Mathematician Hannah Fry says math can help you find love. Watch her TED talk or read her book to find out how she uses math to find love.
  • And for one Mathematician it just took a bit of extra data manipulation. Read about how Chris McKinley hacked OkCupid’s algorithm to find true love.
  • But for NY Times contributor Maris Kreizman ditching the app turned out to be more effective.
  • Finally, a study done by Northwestern University found that machines algorithms “failed spectacularly” matching people.