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When you’re online dating, why do you swipe left on one person and swipe right on another?

Once I’d finished the questionnaire, the matchmaking began. It’s not just Adelle’s personal “rolodex” of clients that were in play, but also the wider network of TDR clients, even those working with other matchmakers. We instantly bond, like a couple of war-torn soldiers in a foxhole (a foxhole with lattes, but nonetheless). Well, like the old Hair Club for Men commercials go, she isn’t just a matchmaker; she’s a former client.

Adelle kept me posted, and let me know when she was close to finding a date for me. Adelle came to Three Day Rule as a customer a few years back.

Besides photographs, each user's profile could include any number of personal details including age, height, weight, education, marital status, number of children, and smoking and drinking habits.

The data set includes some 1.1 million interactions between users.

It took her about four months to meet her future husband. And in order to find it, you have to be honest, not just with other people, but with yourself.

You have to let go of some of your preconceived notions and dig deeper into the bigger things you want.

That said, this isn’t your standard blind date/hook-up app situation: I haven’t met this woman before, I didn’t swipe right on her, and we don’t have any friends in common. That sounds both impressive and horrifying, but it’s true. I’ve lived in LA, on and off, for about four years now. I download them all, do a whole lot of swiping and... My thumbs get plenty of exercise, but not much more.

I think I’m a decent enough fella, but I never seem to make “dating” work. The offline dating scene hasn't worked any better for me. It looked like a casual coffee between friends, but it was really the first step in the matchmaking process. When you’re trying to date, we kind of skip this step.

As a Los Angeleno in the modern era, “dating” has mostly revolved around apps. I've found LA bars to be either total meat markets with music too loud for conversation or dark bars tucked into weird corners of town for hardcore drinkers. I instantly regret choosing it -- I sort of regret all my life choices up until this point. Before the shame spiral really gets spiraling, she walks in, all dressed in blue. Eventually, we turned to the task at hand: what was I looking for? We think, “Well, I’ll know it when I see it.” But how do you look for it?

I don’t go to the gym enough or do yoga or whatever people do now to meet women during exercise. Physically, she’s just my type: the right height, the right curves, a killer smile. Adelle had a standard “intake” interview: a series of questions about me, about my dating history, my likes and dislikes. (Lacking kindness, for sure.) Adelle was great, totally non-judgmental about my quirks and oddities.

But beyond someone's looks, how much do any of these factors matter for mate selection?