I needed to know if we’d been living a lie all this time. I needed hard data, and digital algorithms were the only definitive way to find out.
Sure, we may have been together for 20 years, and sure, we were in love, and sure, we still had fun together, but that didn’t mean anything. So my husband and I joined several dating sites to see if what was in our hearts was borne out by the metrics.
At first it was a little tricky convincing my husband to go along with the experiment.
I had to promise I wouldn’t actually go out on any dates.
So in the spirit of in sickness and in health, we signed up to see if online dating knew better than we did, and here's what happened.
First I signed up for Ok Cupid, which was super easy.
I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life.
This kind of rigor goes into a lot of my decisionmaking.Your request for a cute face wasn’t high on their list of priorities.A few years ago, actor Ravi Patel tried to splitmethod of arranging marriages.They asserted their wants and needs, and in lieu of having your portrait taken for an exorbitant price, they paraded you around social functions, hoping someone would take you off their hands.
But so we’re clear: They’d decide exactly which someone.This week marks the biggest online dating week of the year (combined with the biggest divorce week of the year).