Meet The Maths Genius Who Hacked OKCupid And Found His True Love (Dedicated, But Kind Of Strange)

14/08/2014 16:39 | Updated 20 May 2015

Are you unlucky in love? Are you chronically single? Then maybe it's time you started swotting up on your computer hacking skills. Apparently, that's the key to finding true love.

OKCupid'er and maths genius Chris McKinlay, 35, had been trying his hand at online dating for nine months. He had little success and decided he just didn't trust the dating site's algorithm to match him with his perfect girl.


So - Chris did what any brilliant mathematician would do. He hacked the system to find himself a date.

Now comes the science'y bit...

According to Wired, Chris set up six OKCupid profiles operated by bots and used them to gather data from about 20,000 women on the dating site. Is it just us or is this starting to feel a little creepy?

After that he divided the women into seven statistically different groups. From those seven, he picked just two groups which he found most, er, appealing... and then he went on 87 dates.

That's a lot of work.

Then Chris met his perfect match, Christine Tien Wang an artist... And they lived creepily happily ever after.

If you don't fancy toying with algorithms then maybe you should just refine your dating profile. Here's a few handy tips...

How To Make Create The Perfect Online Dating Profile


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