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This San Francisco Man Hacked Tinder To Find ‘The One’ & Matched With Over 200,000 Women

Finding The One
After breaking up with his girlfriend at the age of 31, a man named Sebastian Stadil decided to make it his mission to find the future Mrs. Stadil by using technology to hack love.

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.

Finding The One  

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 lead – see 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.

Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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