But attraction is a personal thing, and a system like this might leave many feeling under-served.What if higher-ELO people match with you, but you’re actually interested in the type of people who normally have lower-ELO ranks?
If you want Tinder to think more highly of you, you need to match up with a greater number of popular users and fewer unpopular users.We have a friendly staff and community which can also be quite random sometime.We host events such as Cards against humanity, Uno, Detective, and many more!The system has since been adapted for use in football, baseball, and even video games such as League of Legends and Warcraft.So when translated to Tinder, the algorithm can be understood on a basic level as one where who you match with determines who the app shows to you.Just because other high-cheekboned and full-lipped ELO titans aren’t interested in them doesn’t mean you wouldn’t be.
You might even be driven away by traits that Tinder as a whole finds more attractive.
But the end goal of dating is one of the biggest cooperative endeavors people can take on together.
Which raises the question: Is a system born out of a war game like chess really the most appropriate way to judge compatibility?
According to its CEO, Jonathan Badeen, Tinder uses a variation of ELO scoring to determine how members rank among the site’s userbase, and therefore, which profiles to suggest and whose queues profiles show up in.
Invented by the physics professor Arpad Elo to determine rankings among chess players, ELO assigns ranks by judging players’ presumed skill levels against each other.
But because the high-ELO community has deemed you worthy, your queue will be filled with them while the type of people you’re actually interested in remain out of reach.