“There is one fundamental problem with all of these algorithms,” said Eli Finkel, a psychologist at Northwestern University who studies relationships.
“They have set themselves up with an impossible task: They assume that they can take information from two people who are totally unaware of each other’s existence and determine whether they are compatible.
The promise is that there is a scientific method of systematizing all the mystery and happenstance of human attraction.
But all that science, it turns out, isn’t quite so scientific.
If you've ever tried online dating as a man you'll know what I mean. You can write 50 incredible emails to women, but if you're one year out of their search range, she's not going to email you back.