If user A and B answer 100 questions there is a 1% margin error.Conversely, if only two questions were answered then the highest possible match is 50% with a 50% margin of error.
With the growth of technology and automation, words like algorithm are routinely used in our vernacular.
By definition, algorithms are a set of rules that execute an action when a previously specified criterion has been met.
In the past five to ten years, algorithms have been adopted by the financial sector and numerous other businesses that affect everyday lives, including dating.
The traditional means of meeting and dating are slowly being replaced by websites and mobile apps.
With a number of services available, 60% of Americans in 2013 agree that dating sites are an acceptable way to meet people, compared to 44% in 2005.
The underlying technology of dating apps is complex mathematical algorithms which connect users based on similar answers to a questionnaire. Tinder uses global positioning systems which display users with potential partners in the area.
The user is then responsible for either liking or disliking the person; colloquially understood as swiping right or left.
Beyond connecting individuals, economics and game theory can provide useful insight to building lasting relationships.
Gone are the days of meeting someone at the park, supermarket or a bar.
Current dating websites pride themselves on algorithms which connect users based on compatibility.
Many use match percentages, which calculate what percent compatible you are with another user.