Friday, 05 October 2012
This post was submitted by Megan.
Being rejected by a human being stings – but being rejected by a software program is downright bizarre. There is a well known online dating service that rejects a small percentage of would-be daters due to their responses to the company’s questionnaire, categorizing them as “unmatchable.”
According to an unofficial blog post about the company, this means that the computerized matching system is not confident that it can find mutually compatible matches for these applicants. A senior research scientist at the company explained that the company ranks compatibility according to shared interests and character traits.
Consequently, if the system deems it difficult to nail down an applicant’s personality, it may deem them as being unmatchable. The company stated this is because they believe it would be unfair to would-be daters to take them on if they feel they would not be able to successfully match them.
The bloggers have conducted a bit of research, and from their efforts they compiled a list of reasons why this dating service rejects some applicants:
· * Applicant responded that they are separated or married.
· * Applicant responded that they have been married more than two times.
· * Applicant responded that they have not yet turned 20.
· * Applicant scored low on certain traits like emotion management, conflict resolution, family background and self-concept.
Certainly, it can be discouraging to experience rejection on such an impersonal level. Moving through the process of traditional dating or online dating can feel similar to navigating shark infested waters. Romance is such a sought after and elusive commodity that thousands of books, articles and blog posts have been written about it, and thousands of television shows and movies have used it as a plot line.
Biologist Jeremy Griffith has some thoughtful insights on why so many people have trouble connecting with others on a romantic level that can withstand the test of time. Visit www.worldtransformation.com/what-is-love to read Griffith’s thoughts on the subject.