“I think people are skeptical about joining dating things.” A decade later, a somewhat savvier Zuckerberg has had a change of heart.Last week, Facebook unveiled “Graph Search,” a new search engine that will allow users to comb through data from their existing online networks.At a press launch, Facebook reps showed off the new product, explaining that it could be used to search for restaurants, or for job recruiting.
Online dating sites offer a panacea: a soulmate whose interests, background and disposition are congruent with ours.
And they share some common conceits: that similarity is good for a relationship, and that mathematical algorithms can predict compatibility.
“We will reach a point when people don’t distinguish between meeting online and off-line,” he says.
“We won’t refer to online dating; it will just be dating.” And we aren’t far away.
The dating site e Harmony claims an average of 542 members marry every day in America.