A Rationalist Guide to OkCupid

There’s a lot of data and re­search on what makes peo­ple suc­cess­ful at on­line dat­ing, but I don’t know any­one who ac­tu­ally tried to whole­heart­edly ap­ply this to them­selves. I de­cided to be that per­son: I im­ple­mented les­sons from data, eco­nomics, game the­ory and of course ra­tio­nal­ity in my pro­file and strat­egy and OkCupid. Shock­ingly, it worked! I got a lot of great dates, learned a ton and found the love of my life. I didn’t ex­pect dat­ing to be my “ra­tio­nal­ist win”, but it hap­pened.

Here’s the first part of the story, I hope you’ll find some use­ful tips and maybe a dol­lop of in­spira­tion among all the silly jokes.


Does any­one know who cu­rates the “Lat­est on ra­tio­nal­ity blogs” toolbar? What are the re­quire­ments to be in­cluded?