"I expect positive selection to kick in at a later stage of the search," he says.
Lin hopes that other dating sites will release similar data, because website design could play a bit part in how people make decisions.
When you’re online dating, why do you swipe left on one person and swipe right on another?
Are you carefully weighing every factor that makes someone a good romantic match?
For example, says Lin, "Tinder doesn't allow users to search, and emphasizes the photos much more than [personal] attributes, which might reduce the deal breaker effects." Then again, perhaps that simply shifts the deal breakers to a person's appearance instead.