Entropy online dating

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The list covers just under 90% of the population, the other 10% presumably belonging to rarer surnames.The names and probabilities (expressed in occurrences per 100,000 population) together yielded an entropy of just over 12.3 bits, about what I expected. Dividing the cumulative probability (89.754%) into the total number of occurrences (242,121,073) yielded the total sampled population, 269,782,083.Still, it’s interesting to see how these findings will impact online dating platforms.

We tend to take them for granted, normalize indifference and petty irritations, and generally feel less intimate, bonded and turned on to each other.

Chances are, you've already dated the people in your immediate sphere and online dating offers a way to not only widen your options but also to apply shiny algorithms to the mysteries of romance.

"Our culture and generation works hard, people are busy, and meeting people is becoming more difficult.

"Forcing women to message first puts power in their hands, and allows them to feel in control.

It alleviates the pressure placed on men to be aggressive, and starts the conversation from a place of respectful intent," says Williamson.

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