Past Event

The Algorithm for Love

Thu, Feb 14 2013 - 6:30pm

Sam Yagan, CEO, OkCupid & Match.com
In conversation with Joy Nordenstrom, Matchmaker and Founder, Joy of Romance
Beth Spotswood, Culture Blogger, SFGate.com - Emcee

What happens when four Harvard math grads tackle the world of matchmaking, dating and love? They brew up an arithmetic love potion that exposes highly analytical data about relationships and what makes the perfect match. With more than 8 million active users, Match.com and OkCupid can mine for quirky dating trends – revealing, for example, that sometimes a mutual interest in horror movies is a better predictor of a love pairing than a shared interest in God. Spend the night with Sam Yagan to find out more about what makes your current or future beau a match made in heaven (or not!) He’ll use quirky trends, infographics and an algorithm for the management of asynchronous qualities to predict the ultimate love connection.

After the interview stick around for an INFORUM shindig, complete with crazy dating simulation games from the MADE, remotely-controlled sex toys from Nonpolynomial Labs, rum-tastic cocktails from Appleton Estate and more.

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