Looking for true love? In search of a new friend? Simply want an excuse to fill out a fun survey and go on a date (in other words, eat food)?
Blog has the answer: Datamatch.
Datamatch is a free matchmaking service created by the Harvard Computer Society in 1994. Each year, over 60 percent of Harvard students participate in the survey before Valentine’s Day. This year, Datamatch is coming to Brown.
To get “Datamatched,” students will register online with their school email address, create an online profile, and take a survey written by us at Blog. Then, the Datamatch team will use an algorithm to calculate compatibility between users and ultimately pair people up for either romantic or platonic dates, depending on the participants’ preferences.
The survey will open February 7th at midnight and close at 11:59 p.m. on February 13th. On the morning of the 14th at 7 a.m., participants will receive their match’s name and contact information and can proceed from there.
Note: All participants’ information is private—the Datamatch team will only see information necessary to develop the algorithm. Some usage statistics may be collected but in that case, names would be separated from the data.
Image via Harvard Datamatch.