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Hinge Implements New Algorithm to Find Most Compatible Match for Users

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Published on : Jul 13, 2018

The dating and match making game has highly evolved over the years, especially with the advent of app and online dating. With ever-increasing numbers of profiles that users need to go through, it literally could feel like be finding a needle in a haystack, in order to find potential compatibility. And when users are not able to find their perfect match, they might just get stuck in a cycle of flirtation, failed first dates, and constant repetition. However, Hinge has come to save the day for users by introducing a highly efficient algorithm to identify the most perfect matches.

More Insights into the New Algorithm Utilized by Hinges

The algorithm developed by Hinge is a Nobel Prize-winning one, which can clearly identify matches for users with whom they are most likely to hit it off. This program also puts one option at the top of a user’s Discover list every day. These features were released on the iOS platform today, and are expected to make their way into Android devices by July 17th.

While making the pairings, the app learns about a user’s preferences through their liking and passing activity and uses that to pair them with a match, whose preferences best align. This method is called the Gale-Shapley algorithm. It was designed in 1962 by mathematician and economists David Gale and Lloyd Shapley to answer a prime theoretical problem plaguing their fields: which is the stable marriage problem.

It may sound as if the issue is more suited to relationship counselors than mathematicians. However, infidelity or divorce are not the problems here; rather it’s all about the combination-based parameters, which play a crucial role in how a relationship may work out after a particular period of time. Thus, from an overall perspective, the Gale-Shapley algorithm works optimally by pairing people with partners, who they most prefer.