Matching and Sorting in Online Dating

@article{Hitsch2010MatchingAS,
  title={Matching and Sorting in Online Dating},
  author={G{\"u}nter J. Hitsch and Ali Hortaçsu and Dan Ariely},
  journal={The American Economic Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={100},
  pages={130-163}
}
Using data on user attributes and interactions from an online dating site, we estimate mate preferences, and use the Gale-Shapley algorithm to predict sta ble matches. The predicted matches are similar to the actual matches achieved by the dating site, and the actual matches are approximately efficient. Outof-sample predictions of offline matches, i.e., marriages, exhibit assortative mating patterns similar to those observed in actual marriages. Thus, mate pref erences, without resort to search… 
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