Quiver online dating
It’s hardly a secret that online dating giants OKCupid and e Harmony serve very different audiences–e Harmony being an older and more rural crowd, OKCupid a younger and more urban user base.
But Harvard Business School professor Mikolaj “Misiek” Piskorski has recently uncovered evidence that confirms these demographics also have totally different ways of communicating–or e-courting, for lack of a better term., is one of a handful of researchers worldwide who have obtained data sets from both OKCupid and e Harmony.
The data sets used for this story can be found here.
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