If You Met Your Soul Mate Through Online Dating, Thank This Guy

I knew Thede in college and he never helped me get any dates whatsoever! Congrats Thede, this is a great behind the scenes documentary.

The online dating and matchmaking industry is enormous and thriving. If you’ve seen commercials for “Farmers Only” and the like, you know that nearly every interest and predilection has a place for online coupling (or tripling, if you’re into polyamory).

However, it wasn’t long ago that algorithmic matchmaking was just an idea in need of brilliant programming. In the latest episode of the Dailymotion/Mashable series That Was Me, the spotlight is on a pioneer of online dating, Thede Loder. Loder was one of the integral developers behind Match.com, a platform that lead to the online dating revolution and modern social media as we know it.

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