If it takes this much effort, we're all doomed.

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    Jan 22, 2014 7:07 PM GMT
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/01/how-to-hack-okcupid/

    - Math Ph.D. specializing in managing large data sets.
    - 12 sock accounts running on scripts for months just to gather data
    - 2 real accounts targeted at different demographics
    - 88 actual first dates
    - one keeper
    - In Los Angeles, heterosexual (hugely better starting odds.)
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    Jan 22, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
    Argh. Was trying to aim this at the "dating" forum.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 22, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    88 different women. Probably more than one date for some of them. He has proof - he recorded them all in a lab notebook.

    ... story doesn't say how many times they had sex, or if the details are in the notebook.
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    Jan 23, 2014 3:47 AM GMT
    Pretty clever actually. But the problem is that people tend to embellish (or straight up lie) on their profiles. You can't filter out the crazy with a Python script. icon_lol.gif