FIRE Podcast – OkCupid Founder Sam Yagan Talks About Math, Matchmaking, And Online Dating Fraud

by Arin Greenwood on August 20, 2010

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Sam Yagan, founder of the wildly popular online dating site OkCupid, is on the FIRE podcast this week to talk with host Arin Greenwood about online dating fraud and what math can teach about matchmaking.

Listen to the podcast here, or download it on iTunes.

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    The Huffington Post had a study in March that said one in ten users of online dating sites are scam artists and that one out of ten are sex offenders. It’s very interesting because it’s also one out of ten that leave within the first three months that they’re on the site. It’s almost like they’re all the same person: a scam artist, sex offender and ends up ditching the site for something else.

    Some of their findings are similar to what your interviewee was saying about what people lie about. The most interesting fact though is that one out of three women who meet men online have sex on the first actual encounter. (shakes head) We’re all such hairless apes looking for a mate to pick lice off of… yummy.

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