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Speed dating economics

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At a recent "konkatsu," or "marriage-hunting," event, nearly 80 single men and women buzzed around the room trying to gather as many answers as possible to a list of icebreaker questions like "What is your favorite food?" Then came speed dating in small groups so they could get to know each other better.

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So economists over a very short period of time, were able to see who ‘matched themselves’ with whom and start discerning patterns (yes, I know, just imagine what those ‘awful Facebook researchers’ are doing with your relationship data right now… Some of what they found wasn’t exactly a revelation – women like tall successful men with all their own teeth, blah, blah, blah.Fukui, a prefecture on the western coast, has hosted an online dating service since 2010, making it a pioneer in government-supported romance.The prefecture of Hiroshima has managed some degree of success: 15 couples who met through dating events that started last year have since married, and one baby arrived this summer.The majority are coming at it from the wrong angle by asking the wrong basic questions of themselves from the get go – “” But that’s a rant for another time (or maybe not at all considering I haven’t any startup to show for myself, failed or otherwise).The point is the frenzy for random acts of investment have reached a crisis point.So what does this mean for online dating, and, more specifically, Tinder?

Well initially when Tinder reached our shores it had some merit. Well simply put we got pissed off, pretty quickly too. The women are leaving the room empty handed, again.

The way people talk about it, you would swear startups had replaced the Euromillions or something.

From conferences to school corners, we’ve all fallen in love with the of becoming the next ‘big thing’ in tech – or at the very least – investing in it.

Speed dating, he argues, gave bored ole economists new and exciting data to play around with.

Because of the nature of the game, speed dating allowed them to make observations about people’s selection of a partner in a relatively short space of time through a much simpler hook-up system than ‘normal life’…

Setsuya Fukuda, a demographer at the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, points to the Netherlands and the U. But as Japanese officials can attest, getting people to couple up is no easy matter.