Rating and dating system
You might not realize it, but anyone who’s used the popular dating app is assigned an internal rating: a score calculated by the company that ranks the most (and least) desirable people swiping on the service.The scores are not available to the public, but Tinder recently granted me access to my own—and I’ve regretted learning it ever since.
It’s not uncommon for technology companies to give its users ratings these days, and for good reason.
In the gig economy, both customers and service providers now score each other with review systems that help platforms like Airbnb, Task Rabbit, and Lyft weed out bad actors.
I ask them if the data they’re about to show me will scar my ego. “It’s one thing to look up your personal information.
The beauty of Tinder, after all, is that rejection has been removed entirely from the process, since you have no idea who dismissed your profile. You know how many people you swiped on, but this also includes things like what other people have done, like how many people have swiped left on you.”I started having second thoughts, but it was too late. “It’s on the upper end of average.” It’s a vague number to process, but I knew I didn’t like hearing it.
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It might be because of attractiveness, or it might be because they had a really good profile.” Tinder’s engineers tell me they can use this information to study what profiles are considered most alluring in aggregate.
But it’s more of a “generic” beat on what Tinder’s community finds desirable.
Looking up your score on Tinder is even more jarring.
Rad teased me about it several times over dinner one evening, gauging what my score might be as he swiped through a slew of Tinder profiles on my phone.
“It’s a way of essentially matching people and ranking them more quickly and accurately based on who they are being matched up against.”Still, as nuanced as Tinder’s algorithm may be, it ultimately comes down to what Tinder data analyst Chris Dumler calls a “vast voting system.” Every time you swipe right on one person and left on another, you’re fundamentally saying, “This person is more desirable than this other person,” says Dumler.