I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?
Then, they look at things users explicitly say in their profiles, such as interests and religion, and things they implicitly reveal, like which types of people they message most often.
Data can reveal things about people they didn't know about themselves.
I spoke with Rosenfeld to hear more about his research, to learn about the ways in which the rise of online dating is defining modern love, and to talk about the biggest misconceptions people have about online dating.