The Cycle | January 30, 2013
>> your match and for others, it's a $2 billion industry. 1/3 of the single americans look for love online. there used to be a stigma, but that is gone. our next guest wanted to find out how the algo rhythms of love are create and to meet the consumer who is make it a big business . love in the time of algo rhythms rhythms. it sounds like a title if he was still doing that sort of thing.
>> the caller still existed.
>> i did steal the title a little bit.
>> there is more than just the fact that there was the link between the title and the book.
>> that's my argument and i'm sticking to it.
>> one of the most interesting things in this book is when you talk about the niching of these things, we all know about e harmony and match.com, but there is for military widows and the gaggle that encourages women to have relationships with multiple men. why do i find that fascinating? talk about the niching of the relationships by the social sites.
>> you would ask about that, wouldn't you. he wants to know about the down and dirty nich sites. the gaggle is a site run by a couple of women who have a philosophy about how women of their age should be thinking about their relationship lives. but there plenty of dating sites that can facilitate as many hook ups as you want and what i call the nicheification of the web. we can slice up our interests as thinly as we want. you have as you were saying, sites for military widows and the site for adults who like to dress in diapers.
>> oh, my.
>> you see everything. these sorts of things can be accessed through a normal online dating site like a match.com. you can say i'm interested in diapers or whatever you want to say and maybe someone will respond.
>> gross. i don't care how people meet each other and if online makes that easier, that's great. manti te'o was a warning of the catfish phenomenon. if you haven't seen the movie catfish, it's gripping. go see it. what kinds of other dinners are there for online dating ?
>> the interesting thing about the manti te'o incident is not that it happened. it happens all the time. people fall in love with a profile and develop strong feelings based on the messaging that goes back and forth. the interesting thing about that is that there was no money involved. a lot of the scams are based on moan. the point is to extract money from someone. in this situation, i don't know if it's less sad or more sad, but more just to lure someone emotional and to embarrass them.
>> this trend seems to be working out well for a lot of people. on balance, online dating has been a good thing for people making connections.
>> i think so. any dating site , any kind of a technology that helps people not be alone is a fantastic thing. yes, we have to deal with the downside, but we have to deal with the downside of every technology. look at the text messages and the car beings it causes. no one is getting in a car accident as a result of online dating , but there other harms and hopefully those can be minimized as the industry moves forward.
>> thank you very much.
>> thank you.
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