Dating project for NUS & Yale-NUS students uses Nobel Prize-winning algorithm to find 1 ideal match

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Mandy How | October 9, 2019 @ 01:37 pm


The Aphrodite Project is a matchmaking project for NUS and Yale-NUS students.

One might argue that confessional Facebook page NUSWhispers serves a similar purpose.

But you might want to sign up for the Aphrodite Project anyway.

Here’s what it’s all about.

Take a survey, get a match

The creators introduce their project as such:

“Do you find yourself wandering in school just to bump into that special someone?

Or studying in different spots hoping to meet someone beyond your social circle?”

In order to do that, the Aphrodite Project asks you 60 questions and uses an economic nobel prize-wininning algorithm (plus some other math stuff) to present you with the most ideal partner among all participating students.

“We can’t promise a match made in heaven. But we can promise that you’ll at least meet someone who shares your values and complements you in the ways that matter to you.”

The one-off event is available until Oct. 12, 2019, and students of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome.

It is only open to NUS and Yale-NUS students, though (you will need your student email to participate).

Results will be emailed on Oct. 20, where you will receive your match’s first name, last name, email address, telegram tag, and list of hobbies.

Your match will also receive the same set of information about you.

What happens next is up to the both of you.

To date, more than 1,000 students have participated.

If you’re intrigued, here’s the sign up sheet.

However, if you’re not interested in romantic liaisons, you can also choose the friendship option.

Started by two NUS students

The Aphrodite Project is started by two NUS students, Aiden Low and Dana Lo.

Low majors in computer science, while Lo studies psychology.

The duo spent a couple of months developing the project, and no financial costs went into it.

According to them, the venture is not for a class or a module. They are also not backed by any sponsors.

You can read Low’s post here:

Top image via Aiden Low/Facebook and alex.ch/Flickr

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