Ok Cupid founder Christian Rudder stated in a blog post: “When we tell people they are a good match, they act as if they are, even when they should be wrong for each other.” The impact of these two experiments was small, but they sparked debate about the ethics of testing and experimentation on users.
Many users were angered by the lack of permission or awareness about these experiments.
The disclosure of an HIV-positive status and the selection of HIV-positive partners are explored as key mechanisms for preventing the spread of the virus while enabling people ‘living with HIV’ to form intimate relations, ‘sharing the virus’ in other ways – practices conceptualised here as ‘viral-sociality’.
Then Ok Cupid, a dating site, made a similar confession of conducting an experiment that tried showing two users as a good match when they were actually a mismatch to see how users reacted.
Despite being run by just 2 guys, the company has a huge reach.
They run speed dating nights all over the city, and have events almost every night of the week – some at some really cool locations.
That suggests that millions of people are dipping their toes into the polyamorous lifestyle. Open recently revealed that 14.06 percent of its 105,600 U. members lived in the Sunshine State of California, making […] New studies have found that one in five Americans have participated in an open sexual relationship.
With those odds, theres a good chance your neighbor, your colleague, even your babysitter have all dipped their toes in the polyamorous lifestyle.