According to recent findings, it is indeed possible for computer software to predict how desirable certain types of people are to the user. Contrary to the promises made by online dating advertisements, researchers found that computers have a hard time predicting the unique attraction between two specific people. A recent study led by Samantha Joel, psychology professor at the University of Utah, investigated the phenomena using speed-dating data.
When they reach puberty, youngsters start to feel sexual attraction to other people. Strong new feelings that they could not experience before now affect their life. The capability to experience those feelings has evolved in their brains during childhood.
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First attested as techno-sexual in the 18 May edition of New York Magazine. Not attested again until the late s, as technosexual. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. English Wikipedia has an article on: technosexual.
Someone with a sexual fetish for or sexual attraction to machines, robots, computers or androids. A person, especially a male metrosexual, who expresses himself or herself including in terms of sexuality through technological devices. Expressing, or pertaining to the expression of, sexuality through technology or technological media.
To figure out how we pick mates, scientists have measured every shape and angle of the human face, studied the symmetry of dancers, crafted formulas from the measurements of Playboy models, and had both men and women rank attractiveness based on smelling armpit sweat. After all this and more, the rules of attraction for the human species are still not clearly understood. How it all factors into true love is even more mysterious.
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Although dating websites might claim they can predict attraction between two people, and as much as we might want them to be right, a new study suggests that unraveling the mystery of real-life attraction cannot be done by a computer. Led by Samantha Joel from the University of Utah, the study set out to see if a computer could predict attraction before real-life meetings, including who we will desire online, who will be desirable to others online, and how much desire and attraction there will be between two specific people. The team used data from two samples of speed daters who filled out questionnaires about more than traits and preferences before meeting each other in a series of four-minute dates.