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What Did 60,000 People Write in Their Dating App Essays? Text Analyses Using Various Techniques


A 2019 survey reported that roughly one-third of adults in the U.S. had at some point or other used a dating app or website. When we dissected almost 60,000 dating self summary essays, what interesting insights emerged? Did text analysis on essays reveal any age differences? What about comparisons between gender, different education level, or cat- versus dog-lovers? Did the essays cluster into distinct groups when applying classification modeling techniques? Can each essay be mapped spatially and similar essays found this way? How can dating companies like Tinder and Match make use of these text analysis insights?

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