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A newly surfaced Microsoft patent filing proposes an online matchmaking service that would have users confidentially tell the system about their “private affinities” — stuff that might cause them shame if listed on their public profiles.
An algorithm would then analyze that secret information and quietly match people with similar “fringe interests.” And what do the Microsoft researchers use to illustrate their idea? The kind of stuff you might read about in a Dan Savage column?
However, both parties understand that comic books are often viewed as fanciful or juvenile, and, as such, to indicate an interest in comic books in one’s profile might lead to embarrassment or inappropriate characterizations.
Accordingly, it is very likely that neither Ashley nor Ross will know of their common affinity, except by chance. Once (the) matching component identifies the matching affinity, (the) notification component can provide Ashley (a) message indicating, e.g.
For example, an ambitious professional is not likely to divulge that he likes, say, comic books, even though quite true.
Appreciably, certain affinities especially those relating to fringe interests, eccentricities, or topics about which there is a common misconception or very little mainstream familiarity or understanding are generally omitted rather than included in conventional descriptions.Professing a love of X-Men, Harry Potter, anime, or live-action-role-play may seem trivial compared to LGBT struggles, but there are several definite similarities.For years, many gay geeks had trouble admitting their love. Now, they’re out in the open, flashing their economic muscle. “A lot of those people are the LGBT community.” There’s no official count on how many attendees will be LGBT; statistics would be difficult to come by.The bread and butter for every major dating site out there is their matching system. We match based off of a more complete picture of who you are than most other sites.While building a complete picture of someone is a difficult task, we've simplified it by breaking it down into 5 categories: Values covers attributes that society tends to associate with your character, as well as what you prefer in your potential mates.What do you think of nerd culture becoming more mainstream? When you work closely with it, though, it's easy to lose sight of how far things have spread.