Tinder matches made easy with new intelligent algorithm

An intelligent algorithm developed by a Canadian researcher could provide Tinder users with a better selection of potential matches by taking into account their ‘swipe right’ history. Harm de Vries, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Montreal, developed the algorithm after signing up to Tinder in Montreal in 2014. His user experience was not the best as he found himself swiping through hordes of pictures of women who were not his type. “Tinder kept offering me photos of women with lots of tattoos and piercings, even though I’d never chosen a single one,” de Vries said. “I don’t want to offend anyone, they’re simply not my type.” The engineer was surprised to learn that Tinder has no algorithm in place to pre-select potential matches based on the users’ past selection and only takes into…


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