Niche sites like Hot may seem like a tempting, time-saving filter — eliminating the risk of dating, or Heaven forbid, falling for, a genetic inferior.
But like so many other things on the Inter Web, it’s an illusion.
If evolutionary psychology and People magazine teach us anything, it’s this: When it comes to hooking up, the only thing the most attractive of the species need do is walk outside.
Hence the intrinsically flawed business model behind Hot Enough.org, a matchmaking Web site exclusively for “ .” Access to this database of desirability is granted to those ranked 8 or higher by Hot Enough.org’s current members — those symmetrical few who themselves land on the high end of the Bo Derek periodic table. I assure you it’s only because I’m generally filled with black and hate.
Birger investigates not only the consequences of this unequal ratio of college-educated men to women on dating but also a host of other social issues.
Game Theory, Dating & Sex We've had so much interest in this topic that I've decided to write a three part post on game theory, dating and sex.
Hot is going to fail, and not because it caters to a niche crowd.
I'm not looking for a social criticism of this thinking.As both prisoners take the same rational decision, both end up serving 5 years – not a great outcome.Since when do über hotties need a specialized online dating service?Only then are you allowed to pay .95 a month for the privilege of e-hitting on the site’s 1,000 or so members. There’s no special loathing reserved for the attractive insecure, and certainly the Internet has been nothing but great to me.EBay tchotchkes, dogs, and yes, even eligible (and handsome) bachelors, I find whatever I want in six clicks or less.