As someone who met his wife through online dating, I found myself rooting for the balding economist trying to find love while going through an unhurried divorce.Light-Hearted, but not Lightweight Paul Oyer is a professor of economics at the Stanford graduate school of business, so he is used to explaining economics to graduate students.If you want one of those, see if you can find a copy of by Choi, Stahl, and Whinston, which I reviewed on this site in 1998. You go to a site such as or Ok Cupid, fill out a profile or answer questions, and let the computer code running in the background show you who it thinks you might be compatible with.It’s a combination of many economic activities: advertising, search, signaling, and network effects among many others.
He likens the fact to discovering a house for sale has been on the market for a very long time, even if the overall housing market is pretty active — in other words, the fact that this one house still for sale should raise a red flag in your mind.
The parallels between searching for a partner and searching for a job are striking, he notes.
In both cases it is a two-sided search in which both parties are considering all of their options.
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Economics correspondent Paul Solman and Making Sen$e producer Lee Koromvokis spoke with labor economist Paul Oyer, author of the book “Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating.” Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters/Illustration Editor’s Note: With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided to revisit a piece Making Sen$e did on the world of online dating. Making Sen$e airs every Thursday on the PBS News Hour.