Stadil first downloaded popular dating app Tinder to try and find women near him who might fit the bill, but soon realised he wasn’t having much success.
So Stadil created an algorithm to swipe through profiles for him and messaged any matches he received, before attempting to schedule a date.
As he said: “To hell with romance. I was determined to find the One, even if it meant swiping right the whole Bay Area.”
And the algorithm seemed to work, with hundreds of women matching with him and messaging Stadil.
He then adapted the algorithm to personalise the process a bit more, to ensure he actually got the chance to meet these women.
As he explained in a recent Medium post: “I had to qualify each leadâ€Š–â€Šsee with which girl there was a fit and with which there wasn’t, to maximize chances of finding the One.
“I automated everything. Openers, follow-up messages, swiping, bookmarking, text messages and phone number recording. The machine was well-oiled.
“I assumed canned messages wouldn’t work well, but after over 10,000 sent, there wasn’t a significant response rate difference between personalised and generic messages. At least, that’s what the data said.”
Using this system, Stadil was able to match with over 200,000 women on Tinder in the San Francisco Bay Area and go on dates with over 150.
And although he did not find “The One”, he does still believe that you can use technology to hack love.
To read the full report on Stadil’s algorithm and how it worked please click here.